Meridian, ID Cost of Living

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Meridian cost of living score
More expensive
19.6% higher
than the US average
13.4% higher
than the Idaho average
Meridian, Idaho gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 119.6, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 19.6% higher than the U.S. average and 13.4% lower than the average for Idaho.

Meridian, ID

Housing costs in Meridian?
A typical home costs $486,400, which is 43.9% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 9.3% more expensive than the average Idaho home, at $445,000. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Meridian costs $1,520 per month, which is 6.3% more than the national average of $1,430 and 26.3% more than the state average of $1,120.

Can I afford Meridian?
To live comfortably in Meridian, Idaho, a minimum annual income of $93,240 for a family, and $49,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Meridian?
Meridian offers residents great value for cost-effective living somewhere in Idaho with median house prices averaging right around $240K and rental costs usually hovering close by at approximately two thirds that amount accordingly - both significantly cheaper compared to most parts of the Gem State outside its largest city Boise. Food items similarly remain right on par with US levels due largely to local taxes & regulations while sales tax provisionally stands at 6%.
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Over 5 years ago

New to the area and so far we think it's a great place to live compared to Denver, where we moved from. Quality of life is so much better here! A lot less traffic than  More

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I have been here since 2013 and have watched child after child be diagnosed with Cancer. Many of the children have been diagnosed with "rare" Cancers. It has been  More

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Over 6 years ago

It has changed a lot over the years... Crime rates are still low and people are overall still nice HOWEVER way too many people are moving to my wonderful town! All the  More

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