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Overall 12%
Goods & Services 0%
Housing 41%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexEast CentralSalt Lake CityUtah
Cost of living112106103
Goods & Services10010098
Groceries10310399
Health care10410493
Housing141121114
Transportation108108104
Utilities909093

Key findings

  • The cost of living in East Central is 9% higher than the Salt Lake City average
  • The cost of living in East Central is 12% higher than the national average
  • East Central housing is 41% higher than the national average
  • Utah general sales tax is 17% higher than the national average
  • Utah state income tax is 123% 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)
      Household$55,492$4,624$1,295$1,665

      Utah Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Utah5.95%8.35%

      Utah Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Utah4.95%4.95%

      Goods & Services

      ItemSalt Lake CityNational 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%

      Groceries

      ItemSalt Lake CityNational 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

      ItemSalt Lake CityNational 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%

      Housing

      ItemSalt Lake CityNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $248,700.00$184,700.0034.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,319.92$1,273.323.7%
      Apartment Rent $844.00$949.0011.1%

      Transportation

      ItemSalt Lake CityNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.77$2.596.9%
      Tire Balancing $55.95$48.9014.4%

      Utilities

      ItemSalt Lake CityNational 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.
      Copperton, UT48397-3%
      Magna, UT27,55397-3%
      South Salt Lake, UT24,57598-2%
      West Valley City, UT134,60999-1%
      Kearns, UT36,95299-1%
      Salt Lake City, UT191,4461066%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Spring Valley, NV190,6611000%
      Sunrise Manor, NV192,87390-10%
      Mobile, AL193,71793-7%
      Grand Rapids, MI193,88788-12%
      Huntsville, AL188,97397-3%
      Salt Lake City, UT191,4461066%
      Source: The East Central, Salt Lake City, UT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.