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The Best Gay City to Live in Idaho

What is the best gay city to live in Idaho?

Which city in Idaho is the top LGBTQ-friendliness while being the most affordable?  Find out here on this episode. Then download your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter, a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence.

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What’s the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly City in Idaho

Today, we’re sharing the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Idaho. What’s the runner-up for the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Idaho?Moscow! Why? Moscow scored 62 on the Human Rights Campaigns Municipal Equality Index, which is the second highest in the state.  The home values average $445,000 yearly, coming in the middle for Idaho. Rent averages $1,335 a month for a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, which is the middle for the state. The cost of living is 99.1%, which is also in the middle for Idaho. The average income is $59,000 yearly, slightly below the middle, and the median income is $46,000 annually. 

 

What’s the winner for the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Idaho? Boise! Why? Boise scores a 73 on HRC’s MEI.  The home values average $473,000 per property, slightly below average for Idaho. Rent averages $1,748 a month, which is just above average for the state. The cost of living is 119.6%, which is the highest. The average income is $81,000 a year and is the second best. Meanwhile, the median income is $54,000 a year and the second best. A suburb of Boise is Meridian, which has the highest average and median income but the lowest HRC MEI at 50.

 

Some good things about Boise, Idaho are it is the State capital, located on the Boise River. The gay culture is mostly downtown. Check out BoisePridePages.com to support local LGBTQ+ businesses. Check out The Community Center at tccidaho.org for support and services. Pride is typically in September every year. You can visit boisepridefest.org for more info.

Congratulations, Moscow and Boise!

If you’d like to see the results of all the cities in each state we’re analyzing, go to queermoneypodcast.com/cities, click the link in your podcast player if you’re listening or click here if you’re watching on YouTube.

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