Queen Creek 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.
IndexQueen CreekArizonaNational
Cost of living index10997100
IndexQueen CreekArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index95100100
Health care index96100100
Housing index13794100
Transportation index101102100
Utilities index9598100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Queen Creek, AZ cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Queen Creek, AZ is 109, which is 12% higher than the Arizona average and 9% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Queen Creek, AZ are 1% lower than the Arizona average and 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Queen Creek is 12% higher than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Queen Creek is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Queen Creek is 37% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Queen Creek, AZ to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Queen Creek, AZ, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Queen Creek, AZ salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$87,260$7,272$2,036$2,618
Renters$65,107$5,426$1,519$1,953
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Queen Creek, AZ by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Queen Creek, AZ have a median income of $87,260. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,036 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $65,107, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,519.

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 assessing the complete cost of living in Queen Creek, AZ, the Arizona income tax and the Arizona sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Arizona maximum surtax is 10.725%, and the Arizona sales tax is 5.6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2.59% to 4.54% in Arizona.

Goods & Services

ItemQueen CreekNational 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

ItemQueen CreekNational 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

ItemQueen CreekNational 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

ItemQueen CreekNational avg.Difference
Home Price $237,800.00$175,700.0035.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,122.75$1,133.230.9%
Apartment Rent $1,305.00$920.0041.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemQueen CreekNational 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.

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Upper Santan Village, AZ46077-23%
Lower Santan Village, AZ52577-23%
Queen Creek, AZ28,5291099%

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Queen Creek, AZ28,5291099%
Source: The Queen Creek, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.