These Are The 10 Most Expensive Cities In Utah For 2018


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 for 2018:

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

So hopefully Richfield (the cheapest place to live in Utah) can show these guys how to live on a budget in the coming years. Read on for how these places had costs rise faster than inflation.

And if you already knew these places were expensive, check out the best places to live in Utah or the cheapest.

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How We Determined The Most Expensive 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 most 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.

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. Park City

Park City, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,656
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 321
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
Park City is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. It is considered to be part of the Wasatch Back. The city is 32 miles (51 km) southeast of downtown Salt Lake City and 20 miles (32 km) from Salt Lake City’s east edge of Sugar House along Interstate 80. The population was 7,558 at the 2010 census. On average, the tourist population greatly exceeds the number of permanent residents.

2. Highland

Highland, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,425
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 211
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
Highland is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Salt Lake City and is part of the Provo–Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 census the population was 15,523, a 90.0% increase over the 2000 figure of 8,172.

3. Alpine

Alpine, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,522
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 209
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94

4. Bluffdale

Bluffdale, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,562
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 189
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
Bluffdale is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles (32 km) south of Salt Lake City. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,598.

5. Draper

Draper, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 42,212
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 184
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
Draper is a city in Salt Lake and Utah counties in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles (32 km) south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 42,274, having grown from 7,143 in 1990.

6. South Jordan

South Jordan, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 51,120
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 180
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
South Jordan is a city in south central Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The city lies in the Salt Lake Valley between the 9,000-foot (2,700 m) peaks of the Oquirrh Mountains and the 12,000-foot (3,700 m) peaks of the Wasatch Mountains and is part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The Jordan River flows through the middle of the valley and the city has a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) section of the Jordan River Parkway that contains fishing ponds, trails, parks and natural habitat. Salt Lake County fair grounds and equestrian park, 67-acre (27 ha) Oquirrh Lake and 27 other parks are located inside the city. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 50,418.

7. Cedar Hills


Population: 9,554
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 169
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94

8. Holladay

Holladay, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 26,570
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 165
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
Holladay is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 26,472 at the 2010 census, a significant increase from 14,561 in 2000. The city was incorporated on November 29, 1999 as Holladay-Cottonwood, and the name was shortened to Holladay on December 14 of that year. It was reported in the 1990 census as the Holladay-Cottonwood CDP.

9. Lindon

Lindon, Utah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,093
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 165
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
Lindon is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo–Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,070 at the 2010 census. In July 2014 it was estimated to be closer to 10,723 by the US Census Bureau.

10. Herriman


Population: 21,818
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Health Care: 91
Housing: 163
Transportation: 106
Utilities: 94
Herriman is a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The population was 21,785 as of the 2010 census. Although Herriman was a town in 2000, it has since been classified as a fourth-class city by state law. The city has experienced rapid growth since incorporation in 1999, as its population was just 1,523 at the 2000 census. It grew from being the 111th-largest incorporated place in Utah in 2000 to the 32nd-largest in 2010.

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 expensive city in the Beehive State.

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

  1. Richfield
  2. Cedar City
  3. Enoch

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Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Cities In Utah

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

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