Pleasant Grove 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.
IndexPleasant GroveUtahNational
Cost of living index106101100
IndexPleasant GroveUtahNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9189100
Housing index122113100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index9490100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Pleasant Grove, UT is shown above. Compared to the state average of Utah the cost of living index in Pleasant Grove, UT is 106, which is 5% higher than the average in Utah and compared to the national average it is 6% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Pleasant Grove, UT goods and services come in at 5% higher than the average in Utah and are 1% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Pleasant Grove is 5% higher than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Pleasant Grove is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pleasant Grove is 22% 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 meant to help you compare your salary in Pleasant Grove, UT to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Pleasant Grove, UT, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Pleasant Grove, UT salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$73,351$6,113$1,711$2,201
Renters$39,493$3,291$921$1,185
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 Pleasant Grove, 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. Pleasant Grove, UT has a median income of about $73,351 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,711 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $39,493. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $921 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 Pleasant Grove, 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

ItemPleasant GroveNational 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

ItemPleasant GroveNational 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

ItemPleasant GroveNational 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

ItemPleasant GroveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $221,400.00$175,700.0026.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $1,032.00$920.0012.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemPleasant GroveNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Provo, UT114,8041000%
Independence, UT2131011%
Springville, UT30,6491022%
Orem, UT90,4851022%
White City, UT5,4881044%
Pleasant Grove, UT34,8581066%

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Kearns, UT34,86599-1%
Milton, GA34,87413838%
Boardman, OH34,83581-19%
Richmond West, FL34,82511515%
Oak Creek, WI34,8231044%
Pleasant Grove, UT34,8581066%
Source: The Pleasant Grove, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.