Marana 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.
IndexMaranaArizonaNational
Cost of living index10797100
IndexMaranaArizonaNational
Goods & Services index10097100
Groceries index99100100
Health care index100100100
Housing index12694100
Transportation index99102100
Utilities index9398100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Marana, AZ is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Marana, AZ enjoy a cost of living index of 107. This index is 10% higher than the Arizona average, and 7% higher 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 Marana, AZ, the average cost of goods and services is 3% higher than it is in Arizona, and it is equal to the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Marana is 10% higher than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Marana is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marana is 26% higher 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$80,260$6,688$1,873$2,408
Renters$57,049$4,754$1,331$1,712
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 Marana, 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. Marana, AZ has a median income of about $80,260 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,873 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $57,049. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,331 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Marana, AZ, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Arizona, as well as the rate for income tax in Arizona. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Arizona is 10.725%, and the sales tax in the state of Arizona is 5.6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Arizona starts from 2.59% and goes up to 4.54%.

Goods & Services

ItemMaranaNational 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

ItemMaranaNational 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

ItemMaranaNational 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

ItemMaranaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $210,900.00$175,700.0020.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $863.78$1,133.2323.8%
Apartment Rent $1,282.00$920.0039.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMaranaNational 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%
Red Rock, AZ24075-25%
Flowing Wells, AZ16,06284-16%
Nelson, AZ95487-13%
Avra Valley, AZ4,91988-12%
Marana, AZ37,0281077%

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Marana, AZ37,0281077%
Source: The Marana, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.