Cost of Living

Located in the heart of the Treasure Valley, Nampa offers a variety of options to live and work. The cost of living in Nampa is nearly 5 percent under the national average. Affordable housing and lower utility costs (both below what you'll find in most other cities) draw many young professionals and families to Nampa. 

Here is what Lfamily living Opens in new windowivability had to say about Nampa: "The range of entertainment options and jobs is as vast as the natural attractions that draw thousands of tourists to the area each year for camping, skiing, hiking, and river adventures. Frugal fun lovers will find many ways to stretch their dollars in Nampa. Vineyards and wineries near Nampa provide romantic excursions throughout the year. Most can be reached on less than a half tank of gas. It’s hard to beat the $3 movies at Northern Lights Cinema Grill for a cheap date. The city maintains 25 parks, two golf courses and a pair of disc golf courses. Downtown Nampa is loaded with independent restaurants, shops and galleries. The Ford Idaho Center hosts concerts, rodeos and sporting events throughout the year."

Cost of Living Index

National Average = 100
Grocery Items91.7%
Health Care92.7%
Misc. goods and services92.1%

*Source: Sperling's Best Places, Updated November 2021

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