These Are The 10 Most Expensive Cities In Utah


We used science and data to determine which cities in Utah that will put a big dent in your wallet.

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Everyone wants a home that mixes affordability with comfort and Utah does this very well. Families love the Beehive State’s beaches, midlands, and mountains as tourists before moving here and calling it home.

But before you decide to relocate, you have to do some research into the exact cost of living around the state — and that’s how we’re going to help you.

These are the places in Utah that cost a pretty penny — the most expensive cities in the state. After we saved up for months and could finally afford it, we landed on this list of the ten most expensive cities in Utah:

  1. Park City (Photos)
  2. Highland (Photos)
  3. Alpine (Photos)
  4. Bluffdale (Photos)
  5. Draper (Photos)
  6. South Jordan (Photos)
  7. Cedar Hills (Photos)
  8. Lindon (Photos)
  9. Holladay (Photos)
  10. Herriman (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Price is the most affordable city in Utah.

Read on to see why these places cost so much more than average. Or check out the most affordable places in Utah.

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How We Determined The Most Expensive Cities 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 most expensive.

For reference, the United State averages a cost of living 100. A score below 100 means that the city has a below average cost of living while a score over 100 has a high cost of living for that category.

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.

The city with the highest cost of living index, Park City, rank as being the most expensive.

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1. Park City

Park City, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,845
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 321
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

2. Highland

Highland, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,491
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 211
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

3. Alpine

Alpine, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,856
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 209
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

4. Bluffdale

Bluffdale, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,319
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 189
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

5. Draper

Draper, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 44,656
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 184
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

6. South Jordan

South Jordan, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,528
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 180
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

7. Cedar Hills

Cedar Hills, Utah

Source: Cedarhills.Org

Population: 10,025
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 169
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

8. Lindon

Lindon, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,434
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 165
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

9. Holladay

Holladay, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 26,896
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 165
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

10. Herriman

Herriman, Utah

Source: Flickr

Population: 25,022
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 163
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

Taking A Chunk Out Of Your Paycheck

Well there you have it, the places in Utah that have the highest cost of living, with Park City ranking as the most exensive city in the Beehive State.

If you’re curious, here are the most least expensive cities in Utah:

  1. Price
  2. Ogden
  3. Washington Terrace

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Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Cities In Utah

City Rank Population Services Groceries Healthcare Housing Transportation Utilities
Park City 1 7,845 101 95 91 321 106 94
Highland 2 16,491 101 95 91 211 106 94
Alpine 3 9,856 101 95 91 209 106 94
Bluffdale 4 8,319 101 95 91 189 106 94
Draper 5 44,656 101 95 91 184 106 94
South Jordan 6 56,528 101 95 91 180 106 94
Cedar Hills 7 10,025 101 95 91 169 106 94
Lindon 8 10,434 101 95 91 165 106 94
Holladay 9 26,896 101 95 91 165 106 94
Herriman 10 25,022 101 95 91 163 106 94
Mapleton 11 8,545 101 95 91 162 106 94
Cottonwood Heights 12 33,932 101 95 91 150 106 94
Saratoga Springs 13 21,061 101 95 91 147 106 94
Riverton 14 40,274 101 95 91 144 106 94
Sandy 15 89,521 101 95 91 143 106 94
Pleasant View 16 8,426 101 95 91 143 106 94
Syracuse 17 25,374 101 95 91 142 106 94
Fruit Heights 18 5,353 101 95 91 141 106 94
Farmington 19 20,440 101 95 91 139 106 94
Hooper 20 7,720 101 95 91 138 106 94
West Haven 21 10,996 101 95 91 137 106 94
Santa Clara 22 6,404 93 95 92 139 99 88
Lehi 23 51,982 101 95 91 134 106 94
Centerville 24 16,104 101 95 91 133 106 94
South Weber 25 6,386 101 95 91 133 106 94
West Bountiful 26 5,353 101 95 91 132 106 94
Heber 27 12,434 101 95 91 130 106 94
Kaysville 28 28,480 101 95 91 128 106 94
Farr West 29 6,113 101 95 91 125 106 94
Pleasant Grove 30 34,858 101 95 91 123 106 94
Salem 31 6,789 101 95 91 122 106 94
North Salt Lake 32 17,465 101 95 91 122 106 94
Ivins 33 7,184 93 95 92 128 99 88
Bountiful 34 42,947 101 95 91 122 106 94
West Point 35 9,863 101 95 91 121 106 94
Washington 36 20,999 93 95 92 125 99 88
Murray 37 47,909 101 95 91 120 106 94
West Jordan 38 108,062 101 95 91 120 106 94
Salt Lake City 39 189,267 101 95 91 119 106 94
American Fork 40 27,366 101 95 91 118 106 94
North Logan 41 9,007 101 95 91 117 106 94
Eagle Mountain 42 23,468 101 95 91 114 106 94
Providence 43 7,026 101 95 91 113 106 94
Clinton 44 20,796 101 95 91 113 106 94
Nibley 45 5,866 101 95 91 113 106 94
North Ogden 46 17,743 101 95 91 112 106 94
Woods Cross 47 10,389 101 95 91 110 106 94
Spanish Fork 48 36,337 101 95 91 109 106 94
Midvale 49 29,957 101 95 91 109 106 94
Moab 50 5,105 101 96 106 113 91 85
Orem 51 90,485 101 95 91 109 106 94
Layton 52 69,508 101 95 91 108 106 94
Springville 53 30,649 101 95 91 107 106 94
Plain City 54 5,859 101 95 91 107 106 94
Provo 55 114,804 101 95 91 106 106 94
Taylorsville 56 59,920 101 95 91 104 106 94
Santaquin 57 9,694 101 95 91 104 106 94
Harrisville 58 5,828 101 95 91 102 106 94
Grantsville 59 9,391 101 95 91 100 106 94
Hurricane 60 14,338 93 95 92 104 99 88
West Valley City 61 132,329 101 95 91 98 106 94
Smithfield 62 10,233 101 95 91 98 106 94
Payson 63 18,928 101 95 91 97 106 94
Vernal 64 9,882 101 96 106 99 91 85
South Ogden 65 16,702 101 95 91 94 106 94
Tooele 66 32,164 101 95 91 93 106 94
Roosevelt 67 6,390 101 95 91 92 106 94
South Salt Lake 68 24,315 101 95 91 92 106 94
Enoch 69 6,006 93 97 85 95 100 87
Ephraim 70 6,303 101 95 91 91 106 94
Cedar City 71 29,175 93 97 85 94 100 87
Clearfield 72 30,361 101 95 91 90 106 94
Roy 73 37,472 101 95 91 90 106 94
Riverdale 74 8,532 101 95 91 89 106 94
Nephi 75 5,442 101 95 91 89 106 94
Logan 76 48,933 101 95 91 86 106 94
Hyrum 77 7,751 101 95 91 85 106 94
Brigham City 78 18,264 101 95 91 81 106 94
Tremonton 79 7,833 101 95 91 79 106 94
Richfield 80 7,550 93 97 85 86 100 87
Sunset 81 5,145 101 95 91 78 106 94
Washington Terrace 82 9,140 101 95 91 78 106 94
Ogden 83 83,767 101 95 91 76 106 94
Price 84 8,585 101 95 91 71 106 94

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