A general summary of the cost of living index in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ is shown above. Compared to the state average of Arizona the cost of living index in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ is 98, which is 1% higher than the average in Arizona and compared to the national average it is 2% 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 Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ goods and services come in at 5% lower than the average in Arizona and are 8% lower than compared to the nationwide average.