Superior 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.
IndexSuperiorArizonaNational
Cost of living index8298100
IndexSuperiorArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9498100
Groceries index97101100
Health care index9897100
Housing index5297100
Transportation index92100100
Utilities index9699100

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  • The cost of living in Superior is 16% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Superior is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Superior is 48% lower 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$37,037$3,086$864$1,111
Renters$42,500$3,542$992$1,275

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

ItemSuperiorNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.92$16.097.3%
Beauty Salon $35.00$37.336.2%
Toothpaste $2.33$2.454.9%
Shampoo $0.99$1.001.1%
Movie $9.55$10.287.1%
Bowling $8.01$4.9362.4%

Groceries

ItemSuperiorNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.06$3.8019.5%
Fried Chicken $1.52$1.408.8%
Milk $1.49$2.0125.6%
Potatoes $2.71$3.019.9%
Pizza $10.99$9.8911.2%
Beer $8.70$8.902.3%

Health Care

ItemSuperiorNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $72.44$102.1629.1%
Doctor $99.17$108.368.5%
Dentist $99.17$92.537.2%
Ibuprofen $7.25$9.2821.9%
Lipitor $449.51$425.825.6%

Housing

ItemSuperiorNational avg.Difference
Home Price $76,700.00$184,700.0058.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,140.12$1,202.445.2%
Apartment Rent $738.00$949.0022.2%

Transportation

ItemSuperiorNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.245.5%
Tire Balancing $39.99$46.2913.6%

Utilities

ItemSuperiorNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$197.60$165.9619.1%
Phone $19.99$28.6830.3%
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.
Top-of-the-World, AZ23674-26%
Miami, AZ2,15380-20%
Dripping Springs, AZ12088-12%
Queen Valley, AZ71289-11%
Superior, AZ2,89582-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Montara, CA2,89519898%
Andrews, SC2,89690-10%
Northlake, TX2,89411919%
Bowling Green, FL2,89786-14%
Arcadia, LA2,89382-18%
Superior, AZ2,89582-18%
Source: The Superior, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.