Tuba City 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.
IndexTuba CityArizonaNational
Cost of living index8997100
IndexTuba CityArizonaNational
Goods & Services index10197100
Groceries index103100100
Health care index111100100
Housing index5394100
Transportation index107102100
Utilities index11198100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Tuba City, AZ is shown above. Compared to the state average of Arizona the cost of living index in Tuba City, AZ is 89, which is 9% lower than the average in Arizona and compared to the national average it is 11% 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 Tuba City, AZ goods and services come in at 4% higher than the average in Arizona and are 1% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Tuba City is 9% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Tuba City is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tuba City is 47% 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$39,511$3,293$922$1,185
Renters$55,764$4,647$1,301$1,673
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Tuba City, AZ, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Tuba City, AZ has a median income of about $39,511 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $922 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $55,764. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,301 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 Tuba City, 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

ItemTuba CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.87$15.564.4%
Beauty Salon $24.11$36.1133.2%
Toothpaste $2.24$2.479.5%
Shampoo $1.09$0.9613.0%
Movie $9.00$10.1311.1%
Bowling $4.50$4.745.0%

Groceries

ItemTuba CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.08$3.982.5%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.4110.6%
Milk $1.62$2.0621.7%
Potatoes $3.72$2.9824.7%
Pizza $9.12$9.473.7%
Beer $8.69$8.791.2%

Health Care

ItemTuba CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.85$101.047.7%
Doctor $116.64$107.448.6%
Dentist $111.08$90.4222.9%
Ibuprofen $9.60$9.283.4%
Lipitor $412.86$426.503.2%

Housing

ItemTuba CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,800.00$175,700.0054.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,595.26$1,133.2340.8%
Apartment Rent $632.00$920.0031.3%

Transportation

ItemTuba CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$1.998.5%
Tire Balancing $47.28$45.763.3%

Utilities

ItemTuba CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.57$163.819.9%
Phone $40.00$28.3940.9%
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.
Moenkopi, AZ1,09190-10%
Tuba City, AZ9,86089-11%

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Lock Haven, PA9,86091-9%
East Rockaway, NY9,86116666%
Flat Rock, MI9,85987-13%
West Point, UT9,8631022%
Waggaman, LA9,85792-8%
Tuba City, AZ9,86089-11%
Source: The Tuba City, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.