Kearns 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.
IndexKearnsUtahNational
Cost of living index96100100
IndexKearnsUtahNational
Goods & Services index9594100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9290100
Housing index99113100
Transportation index109107100
Utilities index7985100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Kearns, UT is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Kearns, UT enjoy a cost of living index of 96. This index is 5% lower than the Utah average, and 4% lower 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 Kearns, UT, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in Utah, and it is 6% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Kearns is 5% lower than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Kearns is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kearns is 1% lower 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Kearns, UT to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Kearns, UT, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Kearns, UT salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$59,105$4,925$1,379$1,773
Renters$52,112$4,343$1,216$1,564
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Kearns, UT as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Kearns, UT homeowners, is $59,105. This would allow for a maximum of $1,379 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $52,112 which would result in a maximum of $1,216 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Kearns, 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

ItemKearnsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.03$15.5615.8%
Beauty Salon $32.72$36.119.4%
Toothpaste $1.89$2.4723.6%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9611.2%
Movie $9.44$10.136.8%
Bowling $3.62$4.7423.6%

Groceries

ItemKearnsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.72$3.986.6%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4113.6%
Milk $1.47$2.0628.8%
Potatoes $3.31$2.9810.8%
Pizza $8.94$9.475.7%
Beer $7.85$8.7910.7%

Health Care

ItemKearnsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.77$101.046.2%
Doctor $99.97$107.447.0%
Dentist $73.71$90.4218.5%
Ibuprofen $9.74$9.285.0%
Lipitor $432.10$426.501.3%

Housing

ItemKearnsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $149,700.00$175,700.0014.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,037.59$1,133.238.4%
Apartment Rent $1,208.00$920.0031.3%

Transportation

ItemKearnsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.11$1.995.9%
Tire Balancing $53.69$45.7617.3%

Utilities

ItemKearnsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.23$163.8115.0%
Phone $19.99$28.3929.6%
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.
Magna, UT28,18293-7%
South Salt Lake, UT24,31593-7%
Copperton, UT55194-6%
West Valley City, UT132,32995-5%
Taylorsville, UT59,92097-3%
Kearns, UT34,86596-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pleasant Grove, UT34,8581033%
Milton, GA34,87413636%
Boardman, OH34,83587-13%
Richmond West, FL34,82511313%
Oak Creek, WI34,8231044%
Kearns, UT34,86596-4%
Source: The Kearns, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.