North Salt Lake 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.
IndexNorth Salt LakeUtahNational
Cost of living index107103100
IndexNorth Salt LakeUtahNational
Goods & Services index10098100
Groceries index10399100
Health care index10493100
Housing index123114100
Transportation index108104100
Utilities index9093100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in North Salt Lake, UT. As you can see, with the average cost of living in North Salt Lake, UT being 107, that puts it 4% higher than the average of Utah and 7% 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 North Salt Lake, UT, the price of goods and services are 2% higher than the average of Utah as well as equal to the nation's average.
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  • The cost of living in North Salt Lake is 4% higher than the Utah average.
  • The cost of living in North Salt Lake is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Salt Lake is 23% 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)
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 North Salt Lake, 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. North Salt Lake, UT has a median income of about $85,601 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,997 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $48,061. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,121 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Utah Sales Tax

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Utah Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in North Salt Lake, UT, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Utah, as well as the rate for income tax in Utah. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Utah is 8.35%, and the sales tax in the state of Utah is 5.95%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Utah starts from 5% and goes up to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemNorth Salt LakeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$17.4914.2%
Beauty Salon $40.60$38.176.4%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.326.4%
Shampoo $1.02$1.010.8%
Movie $10.28$10.724.1%
Bowling $18.33$13.8632.2%


ItemNorth Salt LakeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.26$3.909.2%
Fried Chicken $2.51$1.4079.8%
Milk $1.55$1.9621.0%
Potatoes $3.33$3.184.6%
Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
Beer $8.30$9.2310.1%

Health Care

ItemNorth Salt LakeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.00$106.3411.6%
Doctor $115.75$115.250.4%
Dentist $107.17$98.388.9%
Ibuprofen $10.11$9.269.2%
Lipitor $488.70$466.474.8%


ItemNorth Salt LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $241,100.00$184,700.0030.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,319.92$1,273.323.7%
Apartment Rent $996.00$949.005.0%


ItemNorth Salt LakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.77$2.596.9%
Tire Balancing $55.95$48.9014.4%


ItemNorth Salt LakeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$133.74$167.6020.2%
Phone $184.96$163.4213.2%
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, UT27,55397-3%
South Salt Lake, UT24,57598-2%
West Valley City, UT134,60999-1%
Kearns, UT36,95299-1%
Taylorsville, UT60,4481011%
North Salt Lake, UT18,7531077%

Cities with similar population

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Arlington, WA18,74911818%
East Hemet, CA18,7641077%
Secaucus, NJ18,73715252%
Macomb, IL18,77184-16%
Mill Creek East, WA18,77115050%
North Salt Lake, UT18,7531077%
Source: The North Salt Lake, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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