Congress 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.
IndexCongressArizonaNational
Cost of living index8497100
IndexCongressArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9297100
Groceries index9398100
Health care index95100100
Housing index6094100
Transportation index10099100
Utilities index9599100

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  • The cost of living in Congress is 13% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Congress is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Congress is 40% 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$37,500$3,125$875$1,125
Renters$63,144$5,262$1,473$1,895

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%

Goods & Services

ItemCongressNational 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

ItemCongressNational 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

ItemCongressNational 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

ItemCongressNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,100.00$175,700.0036.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,112.00$1,081.032.9%
Apartment Rent $474.00$920.0048.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemCongressNational 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.
Peeples Valley, AZ58688-12%
Yarnell, AZ55288-12%
Wickenburg, AZ6,62992-8%
Congress, AZ1,13884-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Friendship, NY1,13878-22%
Red Boiling Springs, TN1,13876-24%
Runge, TX1,13873-27%
Philadelphia, NY1,13896-4%
Wayne City, IL1,13886-14%
Congress, AZ1,13884-16%
Source: The Congress, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.