Benson 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.
IndexBensonUtahNational
Cost of living index100101100
IndexBensonUtahNational
Goods & Services index9997100
Groceries index104101100
Health care index113100100
Housing index106114100
Transportation index102102100
Utilities index7679100

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  • The cost of living in Benson is 1% lower than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Benson is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Benson is 6% 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$62,037$5,170$1,447$1,861
Renters$0$0$0$0

Utah Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Utah5.95%8.35%

Utah Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Utah5%5%

Goods & Services

ItemBensonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.19$16.0911.8%
Beauty Salon $30.34$37.3318.7%
Toothpaste $3.00$2.4522.5%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0011.9%
Movie $9.73$10.285.3%
Bowling $3.76$4.9323.8%

Groceries

ItemBensonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.91$3.802.9%
Fried Chicken $1.86$1.4033.2%
Milk $1.87$2.016.6%
Potatoes $3.95$3.0131.2%
Pizza $10.12$9.892.4%
Beer $7.64$8.9014.2%

Health Care

ItemBensonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $109.34$102.167.0%
Doctor $103.34$108.364.6%
Dentist $124.99$92.5335.1%
Ibuprofen $9.67$9.284.2%
Lipitor $450.03$425.825.7%

Housing

ItemBensonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $195,500.00$184,700.005.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,400.37$1,202.4416.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBensonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.32$2.243.2%
Tire Balancing $45.94$46.290.8%

Utilities

ItemBensonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.79$165.9617.0%
Phone $19.62$28.6831.6%
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, UT098-2%
Plymouth, UT37790-10%
Garland, UT2,44992-8%
Fielding, UT42492-8%
Tremonton, UT8,09793-7%
Benson, UT9351000%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Blue Hill, NE93581-19%
London, AR93574-26%
Wilton, NH93511010%
Mendon, IL93579-21%
Seaman, OH93586-14%
Benson, UT9351000%
Source: The Benson, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.