Riverton 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.
IndexRivertonUtahNational
Cost of living index112101100
IndexRivertonUtahNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9189100
Housing index144113100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index9490100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Riverton, UT. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Riverton, UT being 112, that puts it 11% higher than the average of Utah and 12% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Riverton, UT, the price of goods and services are 5% higher than the average of Utah as well as 1% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Riverton is 11% higher than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Riverton is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Riverton is 44% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$87,750$7,313$2,047$2,633
Renters$63,730$5,311$1,487$1,912
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 Riverton, 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. Riverton, UT has a median income of about $87,750 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,047 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $63,730. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,487 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Riverton, UT is the Utah sales tax and Utah income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Utah sales tax rate is 5.95% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.35%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Utah income tax rates range from 5% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemRivertonNational 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

ItemRivertonNational 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

ItemRivertonNational 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

ItemRivertonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $269,600.00$175,700.0053.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $1,110.00$920.0020.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemRivertonNational 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.
Magna, UT28,18296-4%
South Salt Lake, UT24,31597-3%
Copperton, UT55197-3%
West Valley City, UT132,32998-2%
Kearns, UT34,86599-1%
Riverton, UT40,27411212%

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Hagerstown, MD40,29597-3%
Campbell, CA40,32718080%
La Puente, CA40,34212323%
Edmonds, WA40,34313030%
Beverly, MA40,37014242%
Riverton, UT40,27411212%
Source: The Riverton, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.