Catalina 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.
IndexCatalinaArizonaNational
Cost of living index9797100
IndexCatalinaArizonaNational
Goods & Services index10097100
Groceries index99100100
Health care index100100100
Housing index9594100
Transportation index99102100
Utilities index9398100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Catalina, AZ is displayed above. In Catalina, AZ, the overall cost of living index is 97, which is equal to the Arizona average and 3% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Catalina, AZ, the city's goods and services are 3% higher than the Arizona average and equal to the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Catalina is equal to the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Catalina is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Catalina is 5% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Catalina, AZ to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Catalina, AZ, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Catalina, AZ salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$49,951$4,163$1,165$1,499
Renters$38,750$3,229$904$1,163
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Catalina, 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 Catalina, AZ have a median income of $49,951. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,165 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $38,750, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $904.

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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Catalina, AZ you will want to make sure you consider both the Arizona sales tax and the Arizona income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Arizona is 5.6%, with the highest surtax being 10.725%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Arizona have a range from 2.59% to 4.54%.

Goods & Services

ItemCatalinaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.13$15.563.6%
Beauty Salon $44.35$36.1122.8%
Toothpaste $2.25$2.479.0%
Shampoo $0.89$0.967.4%
Movie $9.41$10.137.0%
Bowling $3.94$4.7416.7%

Groceries

ItemCatalinaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$3.985.3%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.4110.6%
Milk $1.57$2.0623.8%
Potatoes $2.80$2.986.2%
Pizza $10.66$9.4712.5%
Beer $8.66$8.791.5%

Health Care

ItemCatalinaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.76$101.046.2%
Doctor $109.81$107.442.2%
Dentist $87.77$90.422.9%
Ibuprofen $9.51$9.282.5%
Lipitor $431.23$426.501.1%

Housing

ItemCatalinaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $162,100.00$175,700.007.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $863.78$1,133.2323.8%
Apartment Rent $924.00$920.000.4%

Transportation

ItemCatalinaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.4%
Tire Balancing $51.53$45.7612.6%

Utilities

ItemCatalinaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$166.58$163.811.7%
Phone $23.00$28.3919.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rillito, AZ36699-1%
Willow Canyon, AZ099-1%
Campo Bonito, AZ099-1%
Summerhaven, AZ14199-1%
Flowing Wells, AZ16,06284-16%
Catalina, AZ7,52797-3%

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Middletown CDP, PA7,52911212%
Silvis, IL7,52589-11%
Othello, WA7,52491-9%
Seffner, FL7,53297-3%
Oak Grove, KY7,52288-12%
Catalina, AZ7,52797-3%
Source: The Catalina, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.