Northwest 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.
IndexMesaMesaArizona
Cost of living index989398
IndexMesaMesaArizona
Goods & Services index929297
Groceries index10110198
Health care index9797100
Housing index1079298
Transportation index949499
Utilities index939399

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  • The cost of living in Northwest is equal to the Mesa average.
  • The cost of living in Northwest is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Northwest is 7% 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)
Household$53,765$4,480$1,254$1,613

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

ItemMesaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$14.5910.9%
Beauty Salon $25.00$34.6827.9%
Toothpaste $1.69$2.4731.7%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemMesaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.64$4.483.6%
Fried Chicken $1.92$1.4631.1%
Milk $1.94$2.3617.7%
Potatoes $3.41$3.0611.4%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $8.07$8.636.5%

Health Care

ItemMesaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.00$99.7815.8%
Doctor $100.00$105.034.8%
Dentist $100.00$88.7012.7%
Ibuprofen $7.99$9.4115.1%
Lipitor $248.90$298.5016.6%

Housing

ItemMesaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $162,200.00$181,400.0010.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $997.22$1,081.037.8%
Apartment Rent $872.00$889.001.9%

Transportation

ItemMesaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $40.00$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemMesaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.52$170.808.0%
Phone $19.99$28.2629.3%
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.
Whispering Pines, AZ8094-6%
City of the Sun, NM3594-6%
Upper Santan Village, AZ25574-26%
Sweet Water Village, AZ12577-23%
Maricopa Colony, AZ55380-20%
Mesa, AZ443,87593-7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Virginia Beach, VA439,52811313%
Kansas City, MO459,77291-9%
Atlanta, GA425,9311077%
Long Beach, CA463,58913939%
Sacramento, CA467,46711717%
Mesa, AZ443,87593-7%
Source: The Northwest, Mesa, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.