Clinton 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.
IndexClintonUtahNational
Cost of living index103101100
IndexClintonUtahNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9189100
Housing index113113100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index9490100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Clinton, UT is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Clinton, UT enjoy a cost of living index of 103. This index is 3% higher than the Utah average, and 3% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Clinton, UT, the average cost of goods and services is 5% higher than it is in Utah, and it is 1% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Clinton is 3% higher than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Clinton is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Clinton is 13% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Clinton, UT to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Clinton, UT, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Clinton, UT salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$76,330$6,361$1,781$2,290
Renters$50,310$4,193$1,174$1,509
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Clinton, 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 Clinton, UT, the median monthly income is $76,330 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,781 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $50,310, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,174 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%
The Utah sales tax and Utah income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Clinton, UT. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Utah sales tax is 5.95% and the maximum surtax is 8.35%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Utah income tax rates range from 5% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemClintonNational 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

ItemClintonNational 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

ItemClintonNational 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

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $183,400.00$175,700.004.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $1,238.00$920.0034.6%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemClintonNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sunset, UT5,14592-8%
Ogden, UT83,76792-8%
Washington Terrace, UT9,14092-8%
Clearfield, UT30,36196-4%
Riverdale, UT8,53297-3%
Clinton, UT20,7961033%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ensley, FL20,78490-10%
Woodlawn CDP (Fairfax County), VA20,81111515%
West Carson, CA20,76613333%
Saginaw, TX20,84098-2%
Liberal, KS20,84685-15%
Clinton, UT20,7961033%
Source: The Clinton, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.