Santa Cruz 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.
IndexSanta CruzArizonaNational
Cost of living index9697100
IndexSanta CruzArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9297100
Groceries index9398100
Health care index95100100
Housing indexn/a94100
Transportation index10699100
Utilities index10699100

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  • The cost of living in Santa Cruz is equal to the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Santa Cruz is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Santa Cruz is equal to 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemSanta CruzNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.33$14.5915.5%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $2.41$2.472.6%
Shampoo $1.01$1.021.2%
Movie $8.00$9.8718.9%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemSanta CruzNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.31$4.483.7%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $1.75$2.3625.7%
Potatoes $3.18$3.063.9%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.16$8.635.5%

Health Care

ItemSanta CruzNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.50$99.7810.3%
Doctor $97.50$105.037.2%
Dentist $88.00$88.700.8%
Ibuprofen $9.00$9.414.4%
Lipitor $271.63$298.509.0%

Housing

ItemSanta CruzNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,034.40$1,081.034.3%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemSanta CruzNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.099.1%
Tire Balancing $44.00$45.292.8%

Utilities

ItemSanta CruzNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$180.36$170.805.6%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
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.
Wet Camp Village, AZ27774-26%
Ak-Chin Village, AZ1,19575-25%
Goodyear Village, AZ49676-24%
Casa Blanca, AZ1,84880-20%
Komatke, AZ1,41881-19%
Santa Cruz, AZ096-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Southfield, MA01033%
Trout Valley, NM095-5%
La Casita, TX078-22%
Ketron Island, WA01088%
Mertarvik, AK013434%
Santa Cruz, AZ096-4%
Source: The Santa Cruz, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.