If you're living in Southern Utah, you've probably experienced the high prices of living here. Whether that be rent, mortgage, groceries, gas, childcare, or just basic things, prices have been soaring lately! Have you considered moving to a new area in Southern Utah? Maybe you thought Hurricane is a little cheaper to live in than St. George. You'd be wrong for the most part. Hurricane is actually MORE EXPENSIVE to live in, based on average rent.

TO LIVE COMFORTABLE IN SOUTHERN UTAH YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS MUCH MONEY:

St. George:

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$28.85/hour or $60,008/year

The average rent in St. George is $1794 per month. If you wanted to pay for RENT ONLY, you'd have to work full time at $13.18 per hour, and that's JUST for rent!

Cedar City: 

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$25.57/hour or $53,185/year

The average rent in Cedar City is considerably cheaper than St. George with a total of $1416 per month. Again, if you only wanted to pay for JUST your rent, you'd need to make around $10.12 per hour, full time.

Hurricane:

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$25.30/hour or $52,624/year

The average rent in Hurricane is actually the most expensive of the three, coming in at a total of $1850 per month. To afford RENT ONLY in Hurricane, working full time, you'd need to bring in $13.65 per hour.

WOW! To live comfortably in Southern Utah, you need to be making around between $25.00 and $29.00 per hour, or between $52,000 - $60,000 per year!

Only about 16% of America's population makes over $52,000 per year! I guess we just aren't meant to be living comfortably. Something's gotta change.

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