The average cost of living for a family of four in Boise, according to Numbeo, is $3,374.10 without rent. Annually, that equates to $40,489.20 a year and when you factor in the average cost of rent, says that the average Boise rent is $20,124 annually ($1,677/month).

So, when you factor in rent, the average cost of living in Boise is $60,613.20. A lot of families have two incomes but there are still plenty of families out there that are operating on a single income.

"New year, new me"

As we near the start of the new year, one of the most popular new year's resolutions is "personal improvement" as well as resolutions relating to career and money. reports that 21% of people's new year resolutions involve "personal improvement", 16% have resolutions relating to "career or job goals", and 13% of people focus their new year's resolutions on "financial goals."

One could argue that all three of those categories are the same if not tied into one another. Money might not buy happiness, but it sure does help keep the stress away!

Photo by Pepi Stojanovski on Unsplash
Photo by Pepi Stojanovski on Unsplash

Who's Hiring?

Now that we know it takes at least $60k a year to support a family, do you want to make more money? If you're skeptical, I know what you might be thinking...

"I don't have the qualifications to get a job that pays that much."

That's not necessarily true! While a few of these jobs require education and previous experience, there are a few that are willing to mold and train you to do the job. This could also serve the purpose of showing you what's out there. If you're unhappy with your job, this could be a good way to refocus your goals and strive for the position (or income) you truly want. It won't be easy for all of these jobs, but that's why they pay the big bucks!

7 Boise Jobs That Will Pay You $250k A Year

Whether you're looking to make a career change or strive for one of these jobs someday, here's a look at Boise-area jobs that are paying at least $250,000 a year.

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Do You Make Enough Money To Be Middle-Class in Idaho?

According to, the income you need to bring in to be considered middle-class in Idaho and its neighboring states varies. Where do you fall?

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The Top 15 Jobs in Boise That Most People Do for Work

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The 20 Highest Paying Jobs in Boise for 2022

According to the latest figures published on the Idaho Department of Labor's website, these are the highest paying jobs in "Boise City." That region includes Ada, Canyon, Boise and Gem counties.

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