Cedar Hills 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.
IndexCedar HillsUtahNational
Cost of living index122101100
IndexCedar HillsUtahNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9189100
Housing index177113100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index9490100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Cedar Hills, UT is shown above. Compared to the state average of Utah the cost of living index in Cedar Hills, UT is 122, which is 22% higher than the average in Utah and compared to the national average it is 22% higher 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 Cedar Hills, 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 Cedar Hills is 22% higher than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Cedar Hills is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cedar Hills is 77% higher 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)
Owners$101,607$8,467$2,371$3,049
Renters$60,192$5,016$1,404$1,806
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Cedar Hills, UT, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Cedar Hills, UT, the median monthly income is $101,607 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,371 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $60,192, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,404 on monthly rental expenses.

Utah Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Utah5.95%8.35%

Utah Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Utah5%5%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Cedar Hills, UT, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Utah, as well as the rate for income tax in Utah. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Utah is 8.35%, and the sales tax in the state of Utah is 5.95%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Utah starts from 5% and goes up to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemCedar HillsNational 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%

Groceries

ItemCedar HillsNational 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

ItemCedar HillsNational 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%

Housing

ItemCedar HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $308,600.00$175,700.0075.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $1,666.00$920.0081.1%

Transportation

ItemCedar HillsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.9%
Tire Balancing $53.81$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemCedar HillsNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Provo, UT114,8041000%
Independence, UT2131011%
Midvale, UT29,9571022%
Orem, UT90,4851022%
White City, UT5,4881044%
Cedar Hills, UT10,02512222%

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Cedar Hills, UT10,02512222%
Source: The Cedar Hills, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.