Lehi 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.
Cost of living index110103100
Goods & Services index10098100
Groceries index9499100
Health care index9293100
Housing index142114100
Transportation index100104100
Utilities index8693100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Lehi, UT is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Lehi, UT enjoy a cost of living index of 110. This index is 7% higher than the Utah average, and 10% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Lehi, UT, the average cost of goods and services is 2% higher than it is in Utah, and it is equal to the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lehi is 7% higher than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in Lehi is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lehi is 42% 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 Lehi, 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 Lehi, UT, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Lehi, 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

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      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Lehi, 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 Lehi, UT homeowners, is $86,797. This would allow for a maximum of $2,025 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $53,173 which would result in a maximum of $1,241 to be spent on rental costs.

      Utah Sales Tax

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      Utah Income Tax

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      One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Lehi, 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

      ItemLehiNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.00$17.498.6%
      Beauty Salon $35.00$38.178.3%
      Toothpaste $2.08$2.3210.4%
      Shampoo $0.91$1.0110.1%
      Movie $10.48$10.722.3%
      Bowling $18.33$13.8632.2%


      ItemLehiNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.48$3.9010.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4023.2%
      Milk $1.46$1.9625.6%
      Potatoes $1.99$3.1837.5%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $8.52$9.237.7%

      Health Care

      ItemLehiNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $82.67$106.3422.3%
      Doctor $104.82$115.259.1%
      Dentist $88.33$98.3810.2%
      Ibuprofen $10.00$9.268.0%
      Lipitor $449.90$466.473.6%


      ItemLehiNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $265,800.00$184,700.0043.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,208.84$1,273.325.1%
      Apartment Rent $1,306.00$949.0037.6%


      ItemLehiNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.81$2.598.3%
      Tire Balancing $43.96$48.9010.1%


      ItemLehiNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$124.36$167.6025.8%
      Phone $184.38$163.4212.8%
      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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      Copperton, UT48397-3%
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      White City, UT5,2551055%
      Cedar Fort, UT3561033%
      Lehi, UT56,31411010%

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      Lehi, UT56,31411010%
      Source: The Lehi, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.