Fort Mohave 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.
IndexFort MohaveArizonaNational
Cost of living index9497100
IndexFort MohaveArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9897100
Groceries index103100100
Health care index101100100
Housing index8594100
Transportation index95102100
Utilities index8998100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Fort Mohave, AZ cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Fort Mohave, AZ is 94, which is 4% lower than the Arizona average and 6% 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 Fort Mohave, AZ are 1% higher than the Arizona average and 2% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fort Mohave is 4% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Fort Mohave is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fort Mohave is 15% 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 Fort Mohave, 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 Fort Mohave, AZ, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Fort Mohave, 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$44,941$3,745$1,049$1,348
Renters$24,504$2,042$572$735
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 Fort Mohave, 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. Fort Mohave, AZ has a median income of about $44,941 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,049 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $24,504. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $572 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Fort Mohave, 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

ItemFort MohaveNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.78$15.5630.8%
Beauty Salon $21.11$36.1141.5%
Toothpaste $2.99$2.4721.1%
Shampoo $0.80$0.9617.4%
Movie $6.75$10.1333.3%
Bowling $7.53$4.7458.9%

Groceries

ItemFort MohaveNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.30$3.987.9%
Fried Chicken $1.23$1.4112.3%
Milk $1.68$2.0618.8%
Potatoes $3.32$2.9811.4%
Pizza $8.07$9.4714.8%
Beer $9.17$8.794.2%

Health Care

ItemFort MohaveNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.83$101.048.1%
Doctor $107.94$107.440.5%
Dentist $99.33$90.429.9%
Ibuprofen $8.80$9.285.2%
Lipitor $392.12$426.508.1%

Housing

ItemFort MohaveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $133,000.00$175,700.0024.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,051.44$1,133.237.2%
Apartment Rent $967.00$920.005.1%

Transportation

ItemFort MohaveNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$1.992.6%
Tire Balancing $40.89$45.7610.6%

Utilities

ItemFort MohaveNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.74$163.8117.7%
Phone $28.33$28.390.2%
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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Oatman, AZ12698-2%
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Fort Mohave, AZ13,86294-6%

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Source: The Fort Mohave, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.