U.S. News analyzed 100 cities in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each city, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there. Boise ranks as #6 with an overall score of 7.2 out of 10.
Boise’s affordability is one of its most attractive qualities, particularly when it comes to housing costs. When you compare it to other metro areas in the Northwest, including Seattle and Portland, Oregon, Boise shines in terms of value for your housing dollar. Meanwhile, Idaho has traditionally prioritized low taxes, with a progressive income tax rate between 1.6 and 7.4 percent, and a sales tax of 6 percent. Plus, everything from the cost of car insurance to monthly energy bills is noticeably lower in Idaho than the rest of the country.
Courtesy of US News