A wise sage once said:
“She works hard for the money…”
And these places in Utah definitely treat her right.
You see, these are the places in Utah where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the Beehive State, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision.
So we did the hard for you and crunched the numbers to find the cities that have lower food, energy, and housing costs. After the dust settled on our analysis of the 84 largest places in Utah, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.
- Richfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Cedar City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Enoch (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Hurricane (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Washington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Ivins (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Santa Clara (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Price (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Ogden (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Washington Terrace (Homes For Sale)
So listen up Park City (the most expensive place in Utah) as we explain how we created this ranking. You could learn some things from the rest of the state.
And if you already knew these places were cheap, check out some more reading about Utah and the cheapest places in the country:
How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The Beehive State For 2018
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:
- Health Insurance
You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Utah to figure out which is the least expensive.
What you are left with is a “Cost of Living Index” that normalizes to 100 for an average place in the United States.
So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 84 places in Utah that have more than 5,000 people.
And just so you can better understand how the cost of living index works, 100 is the average cost of a place in the United States. A score of 90 means that the place cost 10% less than average. A score of 90 means it’s 10% less expensive.
San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.
Richfield is a city in and the county seat of Sevier County, Utah, in the United States, and is the largest city in southern-central Utah.
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250 miles south of Salt Lake City, and 180 miles north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. It is the home of Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Utah Summer Games, the Neil Simon Theatre Festival, and other events. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 28,857. In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated Cedar City’s population to be 29,213.
Enoch is a mostly rural and agricultural city in Iron County, Utah, United States, and is located approximately 6 miles northeast of Cedar City in the northeast of Cedar Valley. The population was 5,803 at the 2010 census.
Hurricane is a city in Washington County, Utah and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area. Its population was 13,748 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Along with several other areas of southwestern Utah, the Hurricane area has seen a large population growth since the 1970s, and it has blended in with neighboring St. George.
Ivins is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area as a suburb or “bedroom” community. The population was 6,753 at the 2010 census, and it was estimated at 6,930 in 2011. Although Ivins was listed as a town in the 2000 census, it became a city in 1998.
Santa Clara is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area. The population was 6,003 at the 2010 census, up from 4,630 at the 2000 census.
Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10 miles east of the Great Salt Lake and 40 miles north of Salt Lake City. The population was 84,316 in 2014, according to the US Census Bureau, making it Utah’s 7th largest city. The city served as a major railway hub through much of its history, and still handles a great deal of freight rail traffic which makes it a convenient location for manufacturing and commerce. Ogden is also known for its many historic buildings, proximity to the Wasatch Mountains, and as the location of Weber State University.
There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. Utah Cheapskate
If you’re looking at the cost of living numbers in Utah, this is an accurate list of the cheapest places to call home.
Here’s a look at the most expensive cities in Utah according to the data:
- Park City
For more Utah reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Utah
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Utah For 2018
- 10 Safest Places In Utah
Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Utah
|22||South Salt Lake||39.42|
|27||West Valley City||40.58|
|49||Salt Lake City||44.5|
|53||North Salt Lake||45.33|