Logan 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.
IndexLoganUtahNational
Cost of living index92100100
IndexLoganUtahNational
Goods & Services index9594100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9290100
Housing index86113100
Transportation index109107100
Utilities index7985100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Logan, UT is displayed above. In Logan, UT, the overall cost of living index is 92, which is 8% lower than the Utah average and 8% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Logan, UT, the city's goods and services are equal to the Utah average and 6% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Logan is 8% lower than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Logan is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Logan is 14% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$56,875$4,740$1,327$1,706
Renters$26,140$2,178$610$784
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Logan, 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 Logan, UT homeowners, is $56,875. This would allow for a maximum of $1,327 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $26,140 which would result in a maximum of $610 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Logan, UT you will want to make sure you consider both the Utah sales tax and the Utah income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Utah is 5.95%, with the highest surtax being 8.35%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Utah have a range from 5% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemLoganNational 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

ItemLoganNational 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

ItemLoganNational 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

ItemLoganNational avg.Difference
Home Price $163,600.00$175,700.006.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,037.59$1,133.238.4%
Apartment Rent $645.00$920.0029.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemLoganNational 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.
Cache, UT094-6%
Fielding, UT49491-9%
Newton, UT81091-9%
Hyrum, UT7,75192-8%
Bear River City, UT85792-8%
Logan, UT48,93392-8%

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Edina, MN48,94013131%
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Poway, CA49,04015151%
Logan, UT48,93392-8%
Source: The Logan, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.