South Ogden 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 OgdenUtahNational
Cost of living index98101100
IndexSouth OgdenUtahNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index9189100
Housing index94113100
Transportation index106102100
Utilities index9490100
Displayed above is a general overview of the South Ogden, UT cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in South Ogden, UT is 98, which is 3% lower than the Utah average and 2% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in South Ogden, UT are 5% higher than the Utah average and 1% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in South Ogden is 3% lower than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in South Ogden is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Ogden is 6% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in South Ogden, UT to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to South Ogden, UT, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the South Ogden, UT salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$65,078$5,423$1,518$1,953
Renters$36,832$3,069$859$1,105
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in South Ogden, UT, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In South Ogden, UT homeowners have a median income of $65,078. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,518 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $36,832, which means there is a maximum of $859 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Ogden, 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 OgdenNational 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 OgdenNational 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 OgdenNational 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 OgdenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $168,900.00$175,700.003.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $826.00$920.0010.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemSouth OgdenNational 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.
Sunset, UT5,14592-8%
Ogden, UT83,76792-8%
Washington Terrace, UT9,14092-8%
Clearfield, UT30,36196-4%
Riverdale, UT8,53297-3%
South Ogden, UT16,70298-2%

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Artesia, CA16,69813838%
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Greenfield city, CA16,7151088%
Highland Springs, VA16,67396-4%
Opelousas, LA16,66881-19%
South Ogden, UT16,70298-2%
Source: The South Ogden, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.