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Salt Lake City, Utah
Phoenix, Arizona
USA
HOUSING COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
The median age of a home in Phoenix is 46.6% younger than the median age of a home in Salt Lake City.
Homes are 15.7% less likely to be rented in Phoenix than in Salt Lake City.
HOUSING
 Salt Lake City, UTPhoenix, AZUnited States
 Median Home Age583137
 Median Home Cost$246,900$191,000$185,800
 Home Appr. Last 12 months4.89%7.50%3.74%
 Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.19.24%47.86%16.02%
 Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.37.08%-11.40%-0.68%
 Property Tax Rate$7.29$6.65$11.80
 Homes Owned44.67%47.02%56.34%
 Housing Vacant7.80%12.93%12.45%
 Homes Rented47.53%40.06%31.21%
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 AVG RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
 Salt Lake City, UTPhoenix, AZUnited States
 Studio Apartment$547$623$712
 1 Bedroom Home or Apartment$685$760$825
 2 Bedroom Home or Apartment$844$947$1,027
 3 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,218$1,381$1,379
 4 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,406$1,603$1,601
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 VACANT HOUSING
 Salt Lake City, UTPhoenix, AZUnited States
 Vacant For Rent2.52%4.59%2.34%
 Vacant Rented0.56%0.87%0.46%
 Vacant For Sale1.34%1.60%1.20%
 Vacant Sold0.34%0.70%0.46%
 Vacant Vacation0.90%1.77%3.97%
 Vacant Other2.15%3.40%4.02%
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 OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING VALUE
 Salt Lake City, UTPhoenix, AZUnited States
 Less Than $20,0004.03%4.46%4.57%
 $20,000 to $39,9990.42%2.77%3.37%
 $40,000 to $59,9990.37%3.75%4.19%
 $60,000 to $79,9991.74%5.31%5.74%
 $80,000 to $99,9992.39%7.26%6.79%
 $100,000 to $149,99913.32%14.69%15.19%
 $150,000 to $199,99917.39%17.61%14.69%
 $200,000 to $299,99922.55%18.36%18.15%
 $300,000 to $399,99914.83%10.92%10.43%
 $400,000 to $499,9999.61%6.50%5.70%
 $500,000 to $749,9998.96%5.55%6.39%
 $750,000 to $999,9992.17%1.43%2.41%
 $1,000,000 or more2.23%1.39%2.39%
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 HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR BUILT
 Salt Lake City, UTPhoenix, AZUnited States
 2010 and newer2.17%1.61%2.03%
 2000 to 20096.57%18.03%14.63%
 1990 to 19995.06%15.83%14.01%
 1980 to 19897.59%18.08%13.70%
 1970 to 197913.97%19.68%15.66%
 1960 to 19695.06%15.83%14.01%
 1950 to 195912.71%11.30%10.63%
 1940 to 194911.57%2.84%5.25%
 1939 or Earlier31.49%2.04%13.09%
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 COMMENTS
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re: Cost of living, Salt Lake City - 4/26/2006: Crazy yuppies... Wow, why so much hatred for the LDS? Those folks are some of the nicest people I've ever met. If you don't like nice people, definitely never move out... (read more)

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