Maricopa 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.
IndexMaricopaArizonaNational
Cost of living index9697100
IndexMaricopaArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index95100100
Health care index96100100
Housing index9494100
Transportation index101102100
Utilities index9598100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Maricopa, AZ is shown above. Compared to the state average of Arizona the cost of living index in Maricopa, AZ is 96, which is 2% lower than the average in Arizona and compared to the national average it is 4% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Maricopa, AZ goods and services come in at 1% lower than the average in Arizona and are 4% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Maricopa is 2% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Maricopa is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Maricopa is 6% 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$67,052$5,588$1,564$2,012
Renters$52,095$4,341$1,215$1,563
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Maricopa, AZ as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Maricopa, AZ homeowners, is $67,052. This would allow for a maximum of $1,564 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $52,095 which would result in a maximum of $1,215 to be spent on rental costs.

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%
The Arizona sales tax and Arizona income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Maricopa, AZ. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Arizona sales tax is 5.6% and the maximum surtax is 10.725%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Arizona income tax rates range from 2.59% to 4.54%.

Goods & Services

ItemMaricopaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.50$15.5613.3%
Beauty Salon $29.50$36.1118.3%
Toothpaste $1.60$2.4735.4%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.3%
Movie $9.19$10.139.2%
Bowling $8.16$4.7472.3%

Groceries

ItemMaricopaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.02$3.981.0%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.4111.6%
Milk $1.60$2.0622.5%
Potatoes $2.94$2.981.5%
Pizza $8.73$9.477.8%
Beer $8.26$8.796.1%

Health Care

ItemMaricopaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.88$101.0420.0%
Doctor $99.67$107.447.2%
Dentist $91.00$90.420.6%
Ibuprofen $7.99$9.2813.9%
Lipitor $437.96$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemMaricopaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $134,600.00$175,700.0023.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,122.75$1,133.230.9%
Apartment Rent $1,232.00$920.0033.9%

Transportation

ItemMaricopaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$1.999.1%
Tire Balancing $38.00$45.7617.0%

Utilities

ItemMaricopaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$185.91$163.8113.5%
Phone $19.99$28.3929.6%
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.
Stanfield, AZ15197-3%
Santa Cruz, AZ097-3%
Wet Camp Village, AZ27775-25%
Ak-Chin Village, AZ1,19577-23%
Sweet Water Village, AZ35381-19%
Maricopa, AZ45,38896-4%

Cities with similar population

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Farmington, NM45,38398-2%
Severn, MD45,39612626%
Glenview, IL45,40014949%
Sierra Vista, AZ45,36599-1%
Twin Falls, ID45,36289-11%
Maricopa, AZ45,38896-4%
Source: The Maricopa, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.