Heber 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.
IndexHeberUtahNational
Cost of living index109101100
IndexHeberUtahNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9189100
Housing index132113100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index9490100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Heber, UT cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Utah and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Heber, UT is 109, which is 8% higher than the Utah average and 9% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Heber, UT are 5% higher than the average for Utah and 1% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Heber is 8% higher than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Heber is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Heber is 32% 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 Heber, 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 Heber, UT, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Heber, 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$69,840$5,820$1,629$2,095
Renters$43,421$3,618$1,013$1,303
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Heber, 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 Heber, UT, the median monthly income is $69,840 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,629 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $43,421, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,013 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%
For those who live in Heber, 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

ItemHeberNational 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

ItemHeberNational 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

ItemHeberNational 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

ItemHeberNational avg.Difference
Home Price $248,800.00$175,700.0041.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $997.00$920.008.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemHeberNational 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.
Hideout, UT5361011%
Kamas, UT2,0191011%
Francis, UT1,2121088%
Wallsburg, UT3311088%
Oakley, UT1,49511111%
Heber, UT12,4341099%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fort Atkinson, WI12,43696-4%
Seabrook, TX12,43798-2%
Effingham, IL12,42886-14%
Loveland, OH12,42595-5%
Moss Bluff, LA12,44393-7%
Heber, UT12,4341099%
Source: The Heber, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.