Mountainaire 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.
IndexMountainaireArizonaNational
Cost of living index11797100
IndexMountainaireArizonaNational
Goods & Services index10197100
Groceries index103100100
Health care index111100100
Housing index14694100
Transportation index107102100
Utilities index11198100

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  • The cost of living in Mountainaire is 20% higher than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Mountainaire is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mountainaire is 46% 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$72,552$6,046$1,693$2,177
Renters$32,031$2,669$747$961

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

ItemMountainaireNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.87$15.564.4%
Beauty Salon $24.11$36.1133.2%
Toothpaste $2.24$2.479.5%
Shampoo $1.09$0.9613.0%
Movie $9.00$10.1311.1%
Bowling $4.50$4.745.0%

Groceries

ItemMountainaireNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.08$3.982.5%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.4110.6%
Milk $1.62$2.0621.7%
Potatoes $3.72$2.9824.7%
Pizza $9.12$9.473.7%
Beer $8.69$8.791.2%

Health Care

ItemMountainaireNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.85$101.047.7%
Doctor $116.64$107.448.6%
Dentist $111.08$90.4222.9%
Ibuprofen $9.60$9.283.4%
Lipitor $412.86$426.503.2%

Housing

ItemMountainaireNational avg.Difference
Home Price $267,200.00$175,700.0052.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,595.26$1,133.2340.8%
Apartment Rent $1,217.00$920.0032.3%

Transportation

ItemMountainaireNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$1.998.5%
Tire Balancing $47.28$45.763.3%

Utilities

ItemMountainaireNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.57$163.819.9%
Phone $40.00$28.3940.9%
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.
Kachina Village, AZ2,9401099%
Flagstaff, AZ67,41911515%
Doney Park, AZ5,86012121%
Munds Park, AZ72112222%
Fort Valley, AZ96214747%
Mountainaire, AZ1,11411717%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Heritage Creek, KY1,11491-9%
Catahoula, LA1,11479-21%
Linton, ND1,11480-20%
Swepsonville, NC1,11496-4%
Halsey, OR1,1141066%
Mountainaire, AZ1,11411717%
Source: The Mountainaire, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.