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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 67.77
Rent Index: 32.52
Groceries Index: 64.47
Restaurants Index: 64.38
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 50.66
Local Purchasing Power: 157.21

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
9.00
12.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 $
35.00
60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $
6.00
7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
3.50
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $
4.00
5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.78 $
3.00
4.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.44 $
1.25
1.65
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.13 $
1.00
1.50
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.81 $
0.71
1.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.35 $
2.12
2.60
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.76 $
2.00
3.31
Eggs (12) 2.03 $
1.75
2.28
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.22 $
7.00
11.02
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.34 $
5.51
7.72
Apples (1kg) 2.86 $
2.20
3.31
Oranges (1kg) 3.04 $
2.20
4.41
Tomato (1kg) 3.38 $
2.65
4.41
Potato (1kg) 1.63 $
0.88
2.20
Lettuce (1 head) 1.37 $
1.00
2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.49 $
1.00
1.85
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $
11.00
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $
1.45
2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.67 $
2.00
3.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $
6.00
7.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
2.00
2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 81.25 $
80.00
82.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
2.50
2.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.75 $
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.73 $
0.48
0.92
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 $
20,000.00
25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 110.03 $
90.00
125.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 $
0.15
0.65
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.24 $
40.00
64.95
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.29 $
25.00
35.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.33 $
0.00
12.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.75 $
8.00
9.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 35.83 $
30.00
50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.14 $
30.00
58.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 69.43 $
59.00
82.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 89.60 $
75.00
105.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 858.33 $
800.00
900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 662.50 $
600.00
700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,655.57 $
1,500.00
1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,212.50 $
1,100.00
1,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,176.85 $
2,152.78
2,225.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,341.41 $
1,076.39
1,975.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,072.62 $
2,106.00
3,600.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.91
3.50
4.50

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Last update: March, 2015

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7 Comments so far

#miya on Jan 06, 2015 :
this website sucks and is no help to me thank you
#Swarley on Dec 29, 2014 :
Andrew,
I moved from Texas to Salt Lake with only $4000. If you are going to wait tables here in SLC, you need to go online and get a food handlers permit and alcohol server's permit. Total cost is about $60 if I remember, but you can't wait tables or anything here without them.

This is the first time in my life to have roommates. The apartments aren't higher, there are just not a lot of nice ones for a decent price. They tend to be run down and cheap or high end/expensive. Jobs here DO NOT pay well. My 2nd job here paid $8/hr less than the same job I had in DFW. So while I save in some areas (utilities are way way cheaper here than Dallas.), the horrific wages offset any savings you get from cheaper anemities.
There is a lousy night life here and with the ridiculous alcohol laws, going out drinking is expensive. That's probably the biggest topic of discussion I have with other transplants. I've lived in Dallas, Los angeles, Chicago, etc but because they have meters on the liquor, you'll never get a heavy pour and if you want more than a 1oz shot in your cocktail, you have to ask (they can't give you more than 1.5) and you will pay extra. The only place I've ever lived where you could spend $50 on yourself and not get a buzz. It sucks.
Don't move here Andrew. SLC is improving, but it's still got a ways to go before it sheds the antiquated liquor laws and other religious impairments.
#Anonymous on Nov 14, 2014 :
$0.00 for a tennis court rental is that in Salt Lake and surrounding areas, I have never once had to rent a tennis court. All outdoor courts are all open public access and you just go and play tennis. An indoor court at a fitness club would almost certainly be included in a membership fee, but if I did not have a membership it would probably cost about $8-10 to rent for an hour.
#Andrew. on Nov 11, 2014 :
I wanted to ask if anyone could provide deeper Information.
I'm a person from Texas working my way as a waiter in 2years worth of money wanting to Live in Utah. So far I have 8,000 dollars. Any locals wanting to shine more light on me.
#Anonymous on Jun 16, 2014 :
Living just about an hour south of Salt Lake City, i.e. Lehi, Orem, Provo etc is even cheaper.
#Gabe on Oct 05, 2013 :
What about taxes?
The distribution pie chart does not include taxes. Seriously?
#Anonymous on Aug 31, 2013 :
500-650 is probably an average price for a one bedroom. However, if you are interested in living near downtown in a fairly peaceful area, look into the residential section of the city, known as The Avenues. There are many studios there for about 400; and several other apartments and houses. Avoid Glendale at all costs. It has the highest crime. Second to that, West Valley City might have cheap housing, but it also has a lot of crime. Rose Park is close to downtown, and the crime rate there is moderately high as well.

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