It is cheaper to live in Salt Lake City than several other Western cities, according to figures released by the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association.
The cost of living index in Salt Lake City in the second quarter of 1989 was 95.6 or 4.4 percent below the national average and slightly below the 95.9 reading in the first quarter of 1989. The Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a member of ACCRA and submits quarterly data from the local area.The cost of living index measures differences between areas in the cost of consumer goods and services and consists of prices for groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services.
In the Salt Lake area, grocery items were rated at 94.8; housing, 86.9; utilities, 89.8; transportation, 101.1; health care, 100.9; and miscellaneous goods and services, 100.9.
The cost of living index for other Western cities in the second quarter was San Diego, 129.2; Phoenix, 104.6; Denver, 103.9; Seattle, 108.5; Carson City Nev., 103.8; Anchorage, 122.6; and Eugene, Ore., 99.4.