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)
  2. Cedar City (Photos)
  3. Enoch
  4. Hurricane (Photos)
  5. Washington (Photos)
  6. Ivins (Photos)
  7. Santa Clara (Photos)
  8. Price (Photos)
  9. Ogden (Photos)
  10. Washington Terrace

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.

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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:

  • 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. Richfield

Richfield, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,526
Services: 93
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 85
Housing: 86
Transportation: 100
Utilities: 87
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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 28,720
Services: 93
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 85
Housing: 94
Transportation: 100
Utilities: 87
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250 miles (400 km) south of Salt Lake City, and 180 miles (290 km) 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


Population: 5,777
Services: 93
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 85
Housing: 95
Transportation: 100
Utilities: 87
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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,840
Services: 93
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 92
Housing: 104
Transportation: 99
Utilities: 88
Hurricane /hrkn/ 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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,139
Services: 93
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 92
Housing: 125
Transportation: 99
Utilities: 88

6. Ivins

Ivins, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,856
Services: 93
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 92
Housing: 128
Transportation: 99
Utilities: 88
Ivins /avnz/ 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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,094
Services: 93
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 92
Housing: 139
Transportation: 99
Utilities: 88
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: Wikipedia

Population: 8,609
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 71
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94

9. Ogden

Ogden, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 82,749
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 76
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
Ogden /dn/ is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of the Great Salt Lake and 40 miles (64 km) 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

Washington Terrace, Utah

Source: Google Maps

Population: 9,058
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 78
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94

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

City Rank Population Services Groceries Health Care
Richfield 1 7,526 93 97 85
Cedar City 2 28,720 93 97 85
Enoch 3 5,777 93 97 85
Hurricane 4 13,840 93 95 92
Washington 5 19,139 93 95 92
Ivins 6 6,856 93 95 92
Santa Clara 7 6,094 93 95 92
Price 8 8,609 101 95 91
Ogden 9 82,749 101 95 91
Washington Terrace 10 9,058 101 95 91
Sunset 11 5,137 101 95 91
Tremonton 12 7,605 101 95 91
Brigham City 13 17,934 101 95 91
Hyrum 14 7,579 101 95 91
Logan 15 47,970 101 95 91
Riverdale 16 8,415 101 95 91
Nephi 17 5,402 101 95 91
Roy 18 36,854 101 95 91
Clearfield 19 30,086 101 95 91
Ephraim 20 6,085 101 95 91
Roosevelt 21 6,028 101 95 91
South Salt Lake 22 23,732 101 95 91
Vernal 23 9,218 101 96 106
Tooele 24 31,496 101 95 91
South Ogden 25 16,447 101 95 91
Payson 26 18,229 101 95 91
West Valley City 27 129,123 101 95 91
Smithfield 28 9,508 101 95 91
Grantsville 29 8,931 101 95 91
Harrisville 30 5,553 101 95 91
Santaquin 31 9,118 101 95 91
Taylorsville 32 59,098 101 95 91
Provo 33 113,105 101 95 91
Plain City 34 5,515 101 95 91
Springville 35 29,416 101 95 91
Moab 36 5,031 101 96 106
Layton 37 67,458 101 95 91
Midvale 38 28,484 101 95 91
Spanish Fork 39 34,547 101 95 91
Orem 40 88,820 101 95 91
Woods Cross 41 9,775 101 95 91
North Ogden 42 17,354 101 95 91
Clinton 43 20,201 101 95 91
Providence 44 6,941 101 95 91
Nibley 45 5,392 101 95 91
Eagle Mountain 46 21,106 101 95 91
North Logan 47 8,248 101 95 91
American Fork 48 26,347 101 95 91
Salt Lake City 49 186,740 101 95 91
West Jordan 50 103,846 101 95 91
Murray 51 46,996 101 95 91
West Point 52 9,466 101 95 91
North Salt Lake 53 16,127 101 95 91
Bountiful 54 42,674 101 95 91
Salem 55 6,454 101 95 91
Pleasant Grove 56 33,330 101 95 91
Farr West 57 5,827 101 95 91
Kaysville 58 27,353 101 95 91
Heber 59 11,442 101 95 91
West Bountiful 60 5,259 101 95 91
Centerville 61 15,554 101 95 91
South Weber 62 6,059 101 95 91
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
Sandy 69 87,952 101 95 91
Pleasant View 70 7,966 101 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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