Tucson Estates 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.
IndexTucson EstatesArizonaNational
Cost of living index9097100
IndexTucson EstatesArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index9798100
Health care index115100100
Housing index7194100
Transportation index9899100
Utilities index9499100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Tucson Estates, AZ is shown above. Compared to the state average of Arizona the cost of living index in Tucson Estates, AZ is 90, which is 7% lower than the average in Arizona and compared to the national average it is 10% 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 Tucson Estates, AZ goods and services come in at 1% higher than the average in Arizona and are 3% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Tucson Estates is 7% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Tucson Estates is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tucson Estates is 29% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Tucson Estates, AZ to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Tucson Estates, AZ, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Tucson Estates, AZ salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$43,517$3,626$1,015$1,306
Renters$47,500$3,958$1,108$1,425
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Tucson Estates, AZ, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Tucson Estates, AZ homeowners have a median income of $43,517. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,015 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $47,500, which means there is a maximum of $1,108 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
The Arizona sales tax and Arizona income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Tucson Estates, AZ. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Arizona sales tax is 5.6% and the maximum surtax is 10.725%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Arizona income tax rates range from 2.59% to 4.54%.

Goods & Services

ItemTucson EstatesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.60$14.590.0%
Beauty Salon $40.80$34.6817.6%
Toothpaste $2.29$2.477.4%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $9.83$9.870.4%
Bowling $3.85$4.3912.3%

Groceries

ItemTucson EstatesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.34$4.483.1%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.463.1%
Milk $1.82$2.3622.8%
Potatoes $2.92$3.064.6%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.26$8.634.3%

Health Care

ItemTucson EstatesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.40$99.7812.4%
Doctor $162.80$105.0355.0%
Dentist $93.80$88.705.7%
Ibuprofen $9.09$9.413.4%
Lipitor $289.19$298.503.1%

Housing

ItemTucson EstatesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $100,300.00$175,700.0042.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $842.49$1,081.0322.1%
Apartment Rent $940.00$920.002.2%

Transportation

ItemTucson EstatesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $47.60$45.295.1%

Utilities

ItemTucson EstatesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.78$170.801.8%
Phone $24.58$28.2613.0%
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.
Summit, AZ4,62883-17%
Flowing Wells, AZ16,06283-17%
South Tucson, AZ5,67583-17%
Littletown, AZ50387-13%
Three Points, AZ5,31387-13%
Tucson Estates, AZ12,82990-10%

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Derby, CT12,83712121%
Dover, OH12,83989-11%
Tucson Estates, AZ12,82990-10%
Source: The Tucson Estates, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.