Brigham City cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBrigham CityUtahNational
Cost of living index94101100
IndexBrigham CityUtahNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9189100
Housing index82113100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index9490100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Brigham City, UT is shown above. Compared to the state average of Utah the cost of living index in Brigham City, UT is 94, which is 7% lower than the average in Utah and compared to the national average it is 6% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Brigham City, UT goods and services come in at 5% higher than the average in Utah and are 1% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Brigham City is 7% lower than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Brigham City is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brigham City is 18% lower than the national average.
  • Utah general sales tax is 17% higher than the national average.
  • Utah state income tax is 125% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Brigham City, UT as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Brigham City, UT homeowners, is $61,941. This would allow for a maximum of $1,445 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $30,564 which would result in a maximum of $713 to be spent on rental costs.

Utah Sales Tax

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Utah Income Tax

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For those who live in Brigham City, UT and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Utah income tax rate and the Utah sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Utah, the sales tax is 5.95%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8.35%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Utah, the income tax rate ranges between 5% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemBrigham CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.25$14.594.5%
Beauty Salon $38.75$34.6811.7%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.2%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $7.44$9.8724.6%
Bowling $3.99$4.399.1%


ItemBrigham CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$4.4815.8%
Fried Chicken $1.05$1.4628.3%
Milk $2.09$2.3611.3%
Potatoes $1.75$3.0642.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemBrigham CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.75$99.7812.1%
Doctor $94.00$105.0310.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $8.24$9.4112.5%
Lipitor $279.10$298.506.5%


ItemBrigham CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $150,100.00$175,700.0014.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $668.00$920.0027.4%


ItemBrigham CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.9%
Tire Balancing $53.81$45.2918.8%


ItemBrigham CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.09$170.8015.1%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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Tremonton, UT7,83393-7%
Hyrum, UT7,75195-5%
Bear River City, UT85795-5%
Corinne, UT80397-3%
Deweyville, UT36597-3%
Brigham City, UT18,26494-6%

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Rutherford, NJ18,29715454%
Dover, NJ18,29812121%
Brigham City, UT18,26494-6%
Source: The Brigham City, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.