These Are The 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Utah For 2018


We used data and science to determine which places in Utah go easy on your wallet.

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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.

Here are the 10 cheapest places to live in Utah for 2018:

  1. Richfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Cedar City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Enoch (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Hurricane (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Washington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Ivins (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Santa Clara (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Price (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Ogden (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. 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 the best places to live in Utah or the most expensive.

How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The Beehive State For 2018

Map Of The Cheapest Places To Live In utah
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Gas
  • Health Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

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.

1. Richfield

Richfield, Utah

Population: 7,526
Services: 93
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 85
Housing: 86
Transportation: 100
Utilities: 87
More on Richfield: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

2. Cedar City

Cedar City, Utah

Population: 28,720
Services: 93
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 85
Housing: 94
Transportation: 100
Utilities: 87
More on Cedar City: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

3. Enoch

Enoch, Utah

Population: 5,777
Services: 93
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 85
Housing: 95
Transportation: 100
Utilities: 87
More on Enoch: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

4. Hurricane

Hurricane, Utah

Population: 13,840
Services: 93
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 92
Housing: 104
Transportation: 99
Utilities: 88
More on Hurricane: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

5. Washington

Washington, Utah

Population: 19,139
Services: 93
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 92
Housing: 125
Transportation: 99
Utilities: 88
More on Washington: Homes For Sale | Data

6. Ivins

Ivins, Utah

Population: 6,856
Services: 93
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 92
Housing: 128
Transportation: 99
Utilities: 88
More on Ivins: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

7. Santa Clara

Santa Clara, Utah

Population: 6,094
Services: 93
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 92
Housing: 139
Transportation: 99
Utilities: 88
More on Santa Clara: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

8. Price

Price, Utah

Source: Public domain

Population: 8,609
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 71
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
More on Price: Homes For Sale | Data

9. Ogden

Ogden, Utah

Source: Public domain

Population: 82,749
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 76
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
More on Ogden: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

10. Washington Terrace


Population: 9,058
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 78
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
More on Washington Terrace: Homes For Sale | Data

There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. 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.

Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Utah

Rank City CheapScore Population Services Groceries Health Care
1 Richfield 18.25 7,526 93 97 85
2 Cedar City 19.92 28,720 93 97 85
3 Enoch 20.17 5,777 93 97 85
4 Hurricane 27.42 13,840 93 95 92
5 Washington 31.83 19,139 93 95 92
6 Ivins 32.17 6,856 93 95 92
7 Santa Clara 33.67 6,094 93 95 92
8 Price 37.0 8,609 101 95 91
9 Ogden 37.17 82,749 101 95 91
10 Washington Terrace 37.42 9,058 101 95 91
11 Sunset 37.42 5,137 101 95 91
12 Tremonton 37.67 7,605 101 95 91
13 Brigham City 37.83 17,934 101 95 91
14 Hyrum 38.0 7,579 101 95 91
15 Logan 38.25 47,970 101 95 91
16 Riverdale 38.58 8,415 101 95 91
17 Nephi 38.58 5,402 101 95 91
18 Roy 38.92 36,854 101 95 91
19 Clearfield 38.92 30,086 101 95 91
20 Ephraim 39.17 6,085 101 95 91
21 Roosevelt 39.42 6,028 101 95 91
22 South Salt Lake 39.42 23,732 101 95 91
23 Vernal 39.5 9,218 101 96 106
24 Tooele 39.67 31,496 101 95 91
25 South Ogden 39.92 16,447 101 95 91
26 Payson 40.33 18,229 101 95 91
27 West Valley City 40.58 129,123 101 95 91
28 Smithfield 40.58 9,508 101 95 91
29 Grantsville 41.0 8,931 101 95 91
30 Harrisville 41.17 5,553 101 95 91
31 Santaquin 41.5 9,118 101 95 91
32 Taylorsville 41.5 59,098 101 95 91
33 Provo 41.83 113,105 101 95 91
34 Plain City 42.08 5,515 101 95 91
35 Springville 42.08 29,416 101 95 91
36 Moab 42.25 5,031 101 96 106
37 Layton 42.33 67,458 101 95 91
38 Midvale 42.67 28,484 101 95 91
39 Spanish Fork 42.67 34,547 101 95 91
40 Orem 42.67 88,820 101 95 91
41 Woods Cross 43.0 9,775 101 95 91
42 North Ogden 43.17 17,354 101 95 91
43 Clinton 43.58 20,201 101 95 91
44 Providence 43.58 6,941 101 95 91
45 Nibley 43.58 5,392 101 95 91
46 Eagle Mountain 44.0 21,106 101 95 91
47 North Logan 44.17 8,248 101 95 91
48 American Fork 44.33 26,347 101 95 91
49 Salt Lake City 44.5 186,740 101 95 91
50 West Jordan 44.75 103,846 101 95 91
51 Murray 44.75 46,996 101 95 91
52 West Point 45.0 9,466 101 95 91
53 North Salt Lake 45.33 16,127 101 95 91
54 Bountiful 45.33 42,674 101 95 91
55 Salem 45.33 6,454 101 95 91
56 Pleasant Grove 45.67 33,330 101 95 91
57 Farr West 45.92 5,827 101 95 91
58 Kaysville 46.25 27,353 101 95 91
59 Heber 46.5 11,442 101 95 91
60 West Bountiful 46.67 5,259 101 95 91
61 Centerville 46.92 15,554 101 95 91
62 South Weber 46.92 6,059 101 95 91
63 Lehi 47.17 47,180 101 95 91
64 West Haven 47.33 10,230 101 95 91
65 Hooper 47.5 7,234 101 95 91
66 Farmington 47.75 18,722 101 95 91
67 Fruit Heights 48.0 5,057 101 95 91
68 Syracuse 48.17 23,914 101 95 91
69 Sandy 48.42 87,952 101 95 91
70 Pleasant View 48.42 7,966 101 95 91
71 Riverton 48.67 38,480 101 95 91
72 Saratoga Springs 48.83 17,902 101 95 91
73 Cottonwood Heights 49.0 33,642 101 95 91
74 Mapleton 49.17 8,005 101 95 91
75 Herriman 49.33 21,818 101 95 91
76 Lindon 49.58 10,093 101 95 91
77 Holladay 49.58 26,570 101 95 91
78 Cedar Hills 49.83 9,554 101 95 91
79 South Jordan 50.0 51,120 101 95 91
80 Draper 50.17 42,212 101 95 91
81 Bluffdale 50.33 7,562 101 95 91
82 Alpine 50.5 9,522 101 95 91
83 Highland 50.67 15,425 101 95 91
84 Park City 50.83 7,656 101 95 91

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