Salt Lake City, UT Cost of Living


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Salt Lake City cost of living score
121.3
More expensive
21.3% higher
than the US average
6.2% higher
than the Utah average
Salt Lake City, Utah gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 121.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 21.3% higher than the U.S. average and 6.2% lower than the average for Utah.

Salt Lake City, UT

Housing costs in Salt Lake City?
A typical home costs $500,800, which is 48.1% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 1.9% less expensive than the average Utah home, at $510,600. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Salt Lake City costs $1,440 per month, which is 0.7% more than the national average of $1,430 and 11.1% more than the state average of $1,280.

Can I afford Salt Lake City?
To live comfortably in Salt Lake City, Utah, a minimum annual income of $96,120 for a family, and $48,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Salt Lake City?
Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah and one of the largest cities in the West. The cost of living here is much lower than most other major US cities; however, housing prices have been steadily increasing since 2017. Renting an apartment or house here can range from around $800 for a one-bedroom apartment up to about $1,400 for a three bedroom unit depending on location and amenities. Transportation costs are also relatively low compared with other US cities thanks in part to Utah’s lack of income tax which helps keep gasoline prices down. Healthcare and grocery costs are both on par with national averages making Salt Lake City an attractive place for those looking for an affordable place to live without sacrificing too much convenience or comfort.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesSalt Lake CityUtahUnited States
  121.3114.2100.0
  95.893.2100
  101.3102.7100.0
  179.4157.3100.0
  $500,800$510,600$338,100
  94.1%94.6%100.0%
  93.491.2100.0
  109.991.0100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Salt Lake City feels like home. There are so many things to do and see. There are many families and one thing to look out for is, there are many cranes and high rises  More

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I've lived in Salt Lake City almost for six years. Each place can have negative aspects like traffic jams, cost of living, crime and climate etc. However, this city has  More

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