South Jordan 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.
IndexSouth JordanUtahNational
Cost of living index122101100
IndexSouth JordanUtahNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9189100
Housing index175113100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index9490100
A general overview of the cost of living index for South Jordan, UT is displayed above. In South Jordan, UT, the overall cost of living index is 122, which is 21% higher than the Utah average and 22% higher 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 South Jordan, UT, the city's goods and services are 5% higher than the Utah average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in South Jordan is 21% higher than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in South Jordan is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Jordan is 75% 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$100,680$8,390$2,349$3,021
Renters$62,857$5,238$1,467$1,886
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in South Jordan, 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 South Jordan, UT homeowners, is $100,680. This would allow for a maximum of $2,349 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $62,857 which would result in a maximum of $1,467 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%
The Utah sales tax and Utah income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in South Jordan, UT. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Utah sales tax is 5.95% and the maximum surtax is 8.35%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Utah income tax rates range from 5% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemSouth JordanNational 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

ItemSouth JordanNational 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

ItemSouth JordanNational 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

ItemSouth JordanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $324,100.00$175,700.0084.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $1,401.00$920.0052.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemSouth JordanNational 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%
South Jordan, UT56,52812222%

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Noblesville, IN56,57696-4%
Fountain Valley, CA56,44016565%
Woodland, CA56,39011818%
Poinciana, FL56,67894-6%
Redmond, WA56,70414949%
South Jordan, UT56,52812222%
Source: The South Jordan, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.