Kayenta 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.
IndexKayentaArizonaNational
Cost of living index7897100
IndexKayentaArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index9798100
Health care index85100100
Housing index4194100
Transportation index10099100
Utilities index8799100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Kayenta, AZ is displayed above. In Kayenta, AZ, the overall cost of living index is 78, which is 20% lower than the Arizona average and 22% 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 Kayenta, AZ, the city's goods and services are 4% lower than the Arizona average and 7% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Kayenta is 20% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Kayenta is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kayenta is 59% 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$26,579$2,215$620$797
Renters$24,313$2,026$567$729
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Kayenta, AZ, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Kayenta, AZ homeowners have a median income of $26,579. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $620 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $24,313, which means there is a maximum of $567 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Kayenta, 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

ItemKayentaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $21.67$34.6837.5%
Toothpaste $2.29$2.477.4%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%

Groceries

ItemKayentaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.82$4.4814.7%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.460.3%
Milk $1.99$2.3615.6%
Potatoes $2.29$3.0625.2%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemKayentaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.00$99.7815.8%
Doctor $88.33$105.0315.9%
Dentist $67.00$88.7024.5%
Ibuprofen $8.22$9.4112.7%
Lipitor $290.95$298.502.5%

Housing

ItemKayentaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $55,600.00$175,700.0068.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $864.61$1,081.0320.0%
Apartment Rent $569.00$920.0038.2%

Transportation

ItemKayentaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.093.4%
Tire Balancing $41.75$45.297.8%

Utilities

ItemKayentaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.56$170.800.7%
Phone $19.84$28.2629.8%
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.
Chilchinbito, AZ73878-22%
Kayenta, AZ5,09478-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lake City, MN5,0931011%
Smiths Station, AL5,09593-7%
Bayou Vista, LA5,09286-14%
Grayson Valley, AL5,09089-11%
East Port Orchard, WA5,09811414%
Kayenta, AZ5,09478-22%
Source: The Kayenta, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.