These Are The 10 Most Affordable Places In Utah


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:

  1. Price
  2. Ogden
  3. Washington Terrace
  4. Sunset
  5. Richfield
  6. Tremonton
  7. Brigham City
  8. Hyrum
  9. Logan
  10. Riverdale

So listen up Park City as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Most Affordable Places To Live In The Beehive State

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.

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1. Price

Price, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,609
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Healthcare: 91
Housing: 71
Transportation: 106
Utiltiies: 94

2. Ogden

Ogden, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 82,749
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Healthcare: 91
Housing: 76
Transportation: 106
Utiltiies: 94

3. Washington Terrace

Washington Terrace, Utah

Source: Google Maps

Population: 9,058
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Healthcare: 91
Housing: 78
Transportation: 106
Utiltiies: 94

4. Sunset

Sunset, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,137
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Healthcare: 91
Housing: 78
Transportation: 106
Utiltiies: 94

5. Richfield

Richfield, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,526
Services: 93
Groceries: 97
Healthcare: 85
Housing: 86
Transportation: 100
Utiltiies: 87

6. Tremonton

Tremonton, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 7,605
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Healthcare: 91
Housing: 79
Transportation: 106
Utiltiies: 94

7. Brigham City

Brigham City, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,934
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Healthcare: 91
Housing: 81
Transportation: 106
Utiltiies: 94

8. Hyrum

Hyrum, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,579
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Healthcare: 91
Housing: 85
Transportation: 106
Utiltiies: 94

9. Logan

Logan, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,970
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Healthcare: 91
Housing: 86
Transportation: 106
Utiltiies: 94

10. Riverdale


Population: 8,415
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Healthcare: 91
Housing: 89
Transportation: 106
Utiltiies: 94

Detailed List Of Affordable Places In Utah

City Rank Population Services Grociers Healthcare
Price 1 8,609 101 95 91
Ogden 2 82,749 101 95 91
Washington Terrace 3 9,058 101 95 91
Sunset 4 5,137 101 95 91
Richfield 5 7,526 93 97 85
Tremonton 6 7,605 101 95 91
Brigham City 7 17,934 101 95 91
Hyrum 8 7,579 101 95 91
Logan 9 47,970 101 95 91
Riverdale 10 8,415 101 95 91
Nephi 11 5,402 101 95 91
Clearfield 12 30,086 101 95 91
Roy 13 36,854 101 95 91
Ephraim 14 6,085 101 95 91
Cedar City 15 28,720 93 97 85
Roosevelt 16 6,028 101 95 91
Enoch 17 5,777 93 97 85
South Salt Lake 18 23,732 101 95 91
Tooele 19 31,496 101 95 91
South Ogden 20 16,447 101 95 91
Vernal 21 9,218 101 96 106
Payson 22 18,229 101 95 91
Smithfield 23 9,508 101 95 91
West Valley City 24 129,123 101 95 91
Hurricane 25 13,840 93 95 92
Grantsville 26 8,931 101 95 91
Harrisville 27 5,553 101 95 91
Taylorsville 28 59,098 101 95 91
Santaquin 29 9,118 101 95 91
Provo 30 113,105 101 95 91
Springville 31 29,416 101 95 91
Plain City 32 5,515 101 95 91
Layton 33 67,458 101 95 91
Moab 34 5,031 101 96 106
Orem 35 88,820 101 95 91
Spanish Fork 36 34,547 101 95 91
Midvale 37 28,484 101 95 91
Woods Cross 38 9,775 101 95 91
North Ogden 39 17,354 101 95 91
Providence 40 6,941 101 95 91
Nibley 41 5,392 101 95 91
Clinton 42 20,201 101 95 91
Eagle Mountain 43 21,106 101 95 91
North Logan 44 8,248 101 95 91
American Fork 45 26,347 101 95 91
Salt Lake City 46 186,740 101 95 91
Murray 47 46,996 101 95 91
West Jordan 48 103,846 101 95 91
Washington 49 19,139 93 95 92
West Point 50 9,466 101 95 91
Salem 51 6,454 101 95 91
Ivins 52 6,856 93 95 92
Bountiful 53 42,674 101 95 91
North Salt Lake 54 16,127 101 95 91
Pleasant Grove 55 33,330 101 95 91
Farr West 56 5,827 101 95 91
Kaysville 57 27,353 101 95 91
Heber 58 11,442 101 95 91
West Bountiful 59 5,259 101 95 91
Centerville 60 15,554 101 95 91
South Weber 61 6,059 101 95 91
Santa Clara 62 6,094 93 95 92
Lehi 63 47,180 101 95 91
West Haven 64 10,230 101 95 91
Hooper 65 7,234 101 95 91
Farmington 66 18,722 101 95 91
Fruit Heights 67 5,057 101 95 91
Syracuse 68 23,914 101 95 91
Pleasant View 69 7,966 101 95 91
Sandy 70 87,952 101 95 91
Riverton 71 38,480 101 95 91
Saratoga Springs 72 17,902 101 95 91
Cottonwood Heights 73 33,642 101 95 91
Mapleton 74 8,005 101 95 91
Herriman 75 21,818 101 95 91
Lindon 76 10,093 101 95 91
Holladay 77 26,570 101 95 91
Cedar Hills 78 9,554 101 95 91
South Jordan 79 51,120 101 95 91
Draper 80 42,212 101 95 91
Bluffdale 81 7,562 101 95 91
Alpine 82 9,522 101 95 91
Highland 83 15,425 101 95 91
Park City 84 7,656 101 95 91

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