Chino Valley 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.
IndexChino ValleyArizonaNational
Cost of living index9297100
IndexChino ValleyArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9297100
Groceries index9398100
Health care index95100100
Housing index8794100
Transportation index10099100
Utilities index9599100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Chino Valley, AZ is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Chino Valley, AZ enjoy a cost of living index of 92. This index is 5% lower than the Arizona average, and 8% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Chino Valley, AZ, the average cost of goods and services is 5% lower than it is in Arizona, and it is 8% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Chino Valley is 5% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Chino Valley is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Chino Valley is 13% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current income in Chino Valley, AZ to any other city in the country. The calculator will tell you how much income you would need to make in a particular city to live at the same level based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to move to is higher than that of Chino Valley, AZ, then you would need to earn a higher salary in order to enjoy the same standard of living. To use the Chino Valley, AZ salary calculator, enter the name of the new city, then move the slider to your current salary level. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if your salary would need to increase or decrease for the new city. You will also see a complete overview of the cost of living.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$47,984$3,999$1,120$1,440
Renters$22,500$1,875$525$675
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Chino Valley, AZ, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Chino Valley, AZ has a median income of about $47,984 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,120 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $22,500. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $525 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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%
For those who live in Chino Valley, AZ and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Arizona income tax rate and the Arizona sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Arizona, the sales tax is 5.6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 10.725%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Arizona, the income tax rate ranges between 2.59% to 4.54%.

Goods & Services

ItemChino ValleyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.17$14.599.8%
Beauty Salon $26.66$34.6823.1%
Toothpaste $2.03$2.4717.9%
Shampoo $0.96$1.026.1%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $3.25$4.3926.0%

Groceries

ItemChino ValleyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.10$4.488.4%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $1.67$2.3629.1%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.04$8.636.9%

Health Care

ItemChino ValleyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.80$99.782.0%
Doctor $96.20$105.038.4%
Dentist $85.75$88.703.3%
Ibuprofen $8.61$9.418.5%
Lipitor $288.75$298.503.3%

Housing

ItemChino ValleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $155,400.00$175,700.0011.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,112.00$1,081.032.9%
Apartment Rent $773.00$920.0016.0%

Transportation

ItemChino ValleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.18$2.094.3%
Tire Balancing $39.20$45.2913.4%

Utilities

ItemChino ValleyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.27$170.800.9%
Phone $25.39$28.2610.1%
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.
Paulden, AZ4,90990-10%
Prescott Valley, AZ39,57594-6%
Prescott, AZ40,1301055%
Williamson, AZ5,39812323%
Chino Valley, AZ10,87992-8%

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Waxhaw, NC10,87811111%
Totowa, NJ10,87213636%
Marinette, WI10,89085-15%
Town and Country, MO10,89016060%
Timberlane, LA10,89194-6%
Chino Valley, AZ10,87992-8%
Source: The Chino Valley, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.