Arizona City cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexArizona CityArizonaNational
Cost of living index8797100
IndexArizona CityArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index95100100
Health care index96100100
Housing index6494100
Transportation index101102100
Utilities index9598100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Arizona City, AZ cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Arizona City, AZ is 87, which is 11% lower than the Arizona average and 13% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Arizona City, AZ are 1% lower than the Arizona average and 4% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Arizona City is 11% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Arizona City is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Arizona City is 36% lower than the national average.
  • Arizona general sales tax is 10% higher than the national average.
  • Arizona state income tax is 16% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$52,212$4,351$1,218$1,567
Renters$37,152$3,096$867$1,115
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Arizona City, AZ by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Arizona City, AZ have a median income of $52,212. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,218 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $37,152, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $867.

Arizona Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Arizona5.6%10.725%

Arizona Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Arizona2.59%4.54%
The Arizona sales tax and Arizona income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Arizona City, AZ. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Arizona sales tax is 5.6% and the maximum surtax is 10.725%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Arizona income tax rates range from 2.59% to 4.54%.

Goods & Services

ItemArizona CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.50$15.5613.3%
Beauty Salon $29.50$36.1118.3%
Toothpaste $1.60$2.4735.4%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.3%
Movie $9.19$10.139.2%
Bowling $8.16$4.7472.3%

Groceries

ItemArizona CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.02$3.981.0%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.4111.6%
Milk $1.60$2.0622.5%
Potatoes $2.94$2.981.5%
Pizza $8.73$9.477.8%
Beer $8.26$8.796.1%

Health Care

ItemArizona CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.88$101.0420.0%
Doctor $99.67$107.447.2%
Dentist $91.00$90.420.6%
Ibuprofen $7.99$9.2813.9%
Lipitor $437.96$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemArizona CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $93,100.00$175,700.0047.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,122.75$1,133.230.9%
Apartment Rent $837.00$920.009.0%

Transportation

ItemArizona CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$1.999.1%
Tire Balancing $38.00$45.7617.0%

Utilities

ItemArizona CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$185.91$163.8113.5%
Phone $19.99$28.3929.6%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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Chuichu, AZ26097-3%
Tat Momoli, AZ097-3%
Vaiva Vo, AZ3597-3%
Sacate Village, AZ21177-23%
Eloy, AZ17,06283-17%
Arizona City, AZ9,57387-13%

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Arizona City, AZ9,57387-13%
Source: The Arizona City, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.