Salem, UT Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
109
Salem's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
62 out of 91
In Utah
4,038 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Salem is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Salem, UT?

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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Salem Cost Of Living Vs. Utah

Living Expense Salem Utah National Average
Overall 109 101 100
Services 100 99 100
Groceries 95 98 100
Health 92 90 100
Housing 140 115 100
Transportation 102 108 100
Utilities 88 95 100
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Salem Cost of Living Vs. UT

Salem, UT Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

$362,600
Median Home Value
$1,222
Median Rent
$86,745
Median Income
Statistic Salem Utah United States
Median Home Value $362,600 $305,400 $229,800
Median Rent $1,222 $1,090 $1,096
Median Income $86,745 $74,197 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.2x 4.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Salem Services Costs Vs. Utah

Item Salem Utah
Shampoo $0.98 $1.06
Movie $10.75 $10.68
Bowling $16.5 $14.67

Detailed Salem Groceries Costs Vs. Utah

Item Salem Utah
Ground Beef $4.28 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.66 $1.39
Milk $1.5 $2.05

Detailed Salem Health Costs Vs. Utah

Item Salem Utah
Haircut $22.53 $18.62
Beauty Salon $36.53 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.08 $2.34

Detailed Salem Transportation Costs Vs. Utah

Item Salem Utah
Potatoes $2.95 $3.29
Pizza $11.32 $10.62
Beer $8.6 $9.38
Optometrist $97.49 $108.57
Doctor $99.81 $116.17
Dentist $84.76 $99.13

Detailed Salem Utilities Costs Vs. Utah

Item Salem Utah
Gasoline $2.39 $2.22
Tire Balancing $42.72 $50.07
All Electricity $126.49 $167.67
Phone $187.21 $175.64

Salem SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
7
Diversity
5
Safety
9
Amenities
7
Education
9
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Salem

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Salem
Provo, UT 116,886 99 0.9x
Orem, UT 97,883 101 0.9x
Spanish Fork, UT 40,069 101 0.9x
Springville, UT 33,251 98 0.9x
Payson, UT 20,181 97 0.9x
Santaquin, UT 12,276 100 0.9x
Mapleton, UT 10,270 117 1.1x

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