Vail 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.
IndexVailArizonaNational
Cost of living index10898100
IndexVailArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index9798100
Health care index115100100
Housing index13398100
Transportation index9899100
Utilities index9499100

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  • The cost of living in Vail is 11% higher than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Vail is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Vail is 33% 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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Compare Vail, AZ Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemVailNational 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

ItemVailNational 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

ItemVailNational 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

ItemVailNational avg.Difference
Home Price $233,300.00$181,400.0028.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $842.49$1,081.0322.1%
Apartment Rent $1,278.00$889.0043.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemVailNational 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, AZ3,80284-16%
Littletown, AZ43186-14%
Pimaco Two, AZ4911011%
Sahuarita, AZ24,6431044%
Corona de Tucson, AZ6,4331077%
Vail, AZ9,8161088%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Countryside, VA9,81613030%
Brookdale, NJ9,81413434%
Shelton, WA9,81498-2%
Little Canada, MN9,8191066%
East Milton, FL9,80990-10%
Vail, AZ9,8161088%
Source: The Vail, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.