Hurricane 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.
IndexHurricaneUtahNational
Cost of living index97101100
IndexHurricaneUtahNational
Goods & Services index9396100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9289100
Housing index103113100
Transportation index99102100
Utilities index8890100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Hurricane, UT cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Utah and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Hurricane, UT is 97, which is 4% lower than the Utah average and 3% lower 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 Hurricane, UT are 3% lower than the average for Utah and 7% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Hurricane is 4% lower than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Hurricane is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hurricane is 3% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current salary in Hurricane, UT to any other city. The salary calculator will tell you how much you would need to earn in any given city to maintain the same standard of living based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to relocate to is higher than the cost of living in Hurricane, UT, then you would need to earn more income in order to maintain the same standard of living. To use the Hurricane, UT salary calculator, simply enter in the name of the new city, then adjust the slider to your current income. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if you need to earn more or less in the new city. You will also see a complete breakdown of the cost of living.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$48,906$4,076$1,141$1,467
Renters$36,607$3,051$854$1,098
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 Hurricane, 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. Hurricane, UT has a median income of about $48,906 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,141 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $36,607. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $854 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Utah Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Utah5.95%8.35%

Utah Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Utah5%5%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Hurricane, UT, the Utah income tax and the Utah sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Utah maximum surtax is 8.35%, and the Utah sales tax is 5.95%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 5% to 5% in Utah.

Goods & Services

ItemHurricaneNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.20$14.5930.1%
Beauty Salon $25.50$34.6826.5%
Toothpaste $1.96$2.4720.8%
Shampoo $0.96$1.026.1%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%

Groceries

ItemHurricaneNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.66$4.4818.2%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.461.8%
Milk $1.96$2.3616.8%
Potatoes $2.29$3.0625.2%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemHurricaneNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $115.50$99.7815.8%
Doctor $98.75$105.036.0%
Dentist $72.75$88.7018.0%
Ibuprofen $8.89$9.415.5%
Lipitor $295.50$298.501.0%

Housing

ItemHurricaneNational avg.Difference
Home Price $180,200.00$175,700.002.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,013.61$1,081.036.2%
Apartment Rent $967.00$920.005.1%

Transportation

ItemHurricaneNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.15$2.093.0%
Tire Balancing $40.00$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemHurricaneNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$171.93$170.800.7%
Phone $19.84$28.2629.8%
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.
La Verkin, UT4,14492-8%
Apple Valley, UT97798-2%
Virgin, UT48399-1%
Toquerville, UT1,8841022%
Washington, UT20,9991033%
Hurricane, UT14,33897-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tavares, FL14,34391-9%
Elizabethton, TN14,32288-12%
Riverhead, NY14,35413636%
Bemidji, MN14,31989-11%
San Elizario, TX14,36079-21%
Hurricane, UT14,33897-3%
Source: The Hurricane, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.