Mach 8 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.
IndexMach 8TempeArizona
Cost of living index10010097
IndexMach 8TempeArizona
Goods & Services index979797
Groceries index9595100
Health care index9696100
Housing index10810994
Transportation index101101102
Utilities index959598

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  • The cost of living in Mach 8 is 3% higher than the Tempe average.
  • The cost of living in Mach 8 is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mach 8 is 8% 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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Goods & Services

ItemTempeNational 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%


ItemTempeNational 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

ItemTempeNational 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%


ItemTempeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $197,200.00$175,700.0012.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,122.75$1,133.230.9%
Apartment Rent $941.00$920.002.3%


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


ItemTempeNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Santa Cruz, AZ097-3%
Komatke, AZ1,41883-17%
Guadalupe, AZ5,89283-17%
Maricopa Colony, AZ54791-9%
Glendale, AZ231,97893-7%
Tempe, AZ166,9751000%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ontario, CA166,89212121%
Vancouver, WA165,55411010%
Port St. Lucie, FL169,2601000%
Rancho Cucamonga, CA170,17013636%
Santa Rosa, CA170,78214242%
Tempe, AZ166,9751000%
Source: The Mach 8, Tempe, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.