According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Salem has an overall cost of living index of 109 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Utah, Salem has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Utah's index of 101.
The standard of living in Salem ranks as #4,039 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Utah. By definition, that implies Salem ranks as the #2,380 most expensive place in the Beehive State.
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Housing swings affordability the most between places in Utah, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.