Fruit Heights 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.
IndexFruit HeightsUtahNational
Cost of living index115101100
IndexFruit HeightsUtahNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9189100
Housing index153113100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index9490100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Fruit Heights, UT cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Fruit Heights, UT is 115, which is 14% higher than the Utah average and 15% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Fruit Heights, UT are 5% higher than the Utah average and 1% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fruit Heights is 14% higher than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Fruit Heights is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fruit Heights is 53% 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 Fruit Heights, 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 Fruit Heights, UT, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Fruit Heights, 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)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Fruit Heights, UT, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Fruit Heights, UT has a median income of about $107,500 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,508 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $38,906. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $908 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Utah Sales Tax

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Utah Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Fruit Heights, 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

ItemFruit HeightsNational 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%


ItemFruit HeightsNational 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

ItemFruit HeightsNational 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%


ItemFruit HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $294,700.00$175,700.0067.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $1,099.00$920.0019.5%


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


ItemFruit HeightsNational 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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Sunset, UT5,14592-8%
Ogden, UT83,76792-8%
Washington Terrace, UT9,14092-8%
Clearfield, UT30,36196-4%
Riverdale, UT8,53297-3%
Fruit Heights, UT5,35311515%

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West Bountiful, UT5,3531088%
Eucalyptus Hills, CA5,35213838%
River Park, FL5,35291-9%
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Kensington, CA5,35119090%
Fruit Heights, UT5,35311515%
Source: The Fruit Heights, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.