Salt Lake City, UT Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
105
Salt Lake City's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
47 out of 91
In Utah
3,676 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 Salt Lake City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Salt Lake City, UT?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Salt Lake City has an overall cost of living index of 105 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Utah, Salt Lake City has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Utah's index of 101.

The standard of living in Salt Lake City ranks as #3,677 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Utah. By definition, that implies Salt Lake City ranks as the #2,741 most expensive place in the Beehive State.

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Salt Lake City Cost Of Living Vs. Utah

Living Expense Salt Lake City Utah National Average
Overall 105 101 100
Services 102 99 100
Groceries 100 98 100
Health 99 90 100
Housing 120 115 100
Transportation 114 108 100
Utilities 91 95 100
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Salt Lake City Cost of Living Vs. UT

Salt Lake City, 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.

$346,100
Median Home Value
$1,050
Median Rent
$63,156
Median Income
Statistic Salt Lake City Utah United States
Median Home Value $346,100 $305,400 $229,800
Median Rent $1,050 $1,090 $1,096
Median Income $63,156 $74,197 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.5x 4.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Salt Lake City Services Costs Vs. Utah

Item Salt Lake City Utah
Shampoo $1.03 $1.06
Movie $10.88 $10.68
Bowling $19.37 $14.67

Detailed Salt Lake City Groceries Costs Vs. Utah

Item Salt Lake City Utah
Ground Beef $4.06 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.81 $1.39
Milk $1.73 $2.05

Detailed Salt Lake City Health Costs Vs. Utah

Item Salt Lake City Utah
Haircut $22.28 $18.62
Beauty Salon $34.97 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.19 $2.34

Detailed Salt Lake City Transportation Costs Vs. Utah

Item Salt Lake City Utah
Potatoes $2.47 $3.29
Pizza $11.32 $10.62
Beer $9.08 $9.38
Optometrist $89.78 $108.57
Doctor $107.49 $116.17
Dentist $101.65 $99.13

Detailed Salt Lake City Utilities Costs Vs. Utah

Item Salt Lake City Utah
Gasoline $2.44 $2.22
Tire Balancing $59.61 $50.07
All Electricity $134.97 $167.67
Phone $187.8 $175.64

Salt Lake City SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

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