Avondale 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.
Cost of living index9799100
Goods & Services index8998100
Groceries index9599100
Health care index8298100
Housing index9597100
Transportation index103104100
Utilities index132103100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Avondale, AZ is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Avondale, AZ enjoy a cost of living index of 97. This index is 2% lower than the Arizona average, and 3% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Avondale, AZ, the average cost of goods and services is 9% lower than it is in Arizona, and it is 11% lower than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Avondale is 2% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Avondale is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Avondale is 5% 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

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The affordability of the housing market in Avondale, AZ as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Avondale, AZ homeowners, the median income is $69,808. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,629 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $43,320. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,011 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Arizona Sales Tax

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The Arizona sales tax and Arizona income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Avondale, 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

ItemAvondaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$17.4920.0%
Beauty Salon $21.97$38.1742.4%
Toothpaste $1.89$2.3218.6%
Shampoo $1.03$1.011.8%
Movie $11.38$10.726.1%
Bowling $15.00$13.868.2%


ItemAvondaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.50$3.9010.3%
Fried Chicken $1.45$1.403.9%
Milk $1.51$1.9623.0%
Potatoes $1.95$3.1838.7%
Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
Beer $9.31$9.230.9%

Health Care

ItemAvondaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $66.00$106.3437.9%
Doctor $100.00$115.2513.2%
Dentist $71.00$98.3827.8%
Ibuprofen $8.98$9.263.0%
Lipitor $455.57$466.472.3%


ItemAvondaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $160,600.00$184,700.0013.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,006.61$1,273.3220.9%
Apartment Rent $1,065.00$949.0012.2%


ItemAvondaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.91$2.5912.3%
Tire Balancing $44.00$48.9010.0%


ItemAvondaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$267.76$167.6059.8%
Phone $175.65$163.427.5%
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, AZ096-4%
Komatke, AZ1,25182-18%
Goodyear Village, AZ25388-12%
Youngtown, AZ6,56391-9%
Sun City, AZ39,36391-9%
Avondale, AZ80,63197-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lake Forest, CA80,65815757%
Largo, FL80,67888-12%
Fayetteville, AR80,55291-9%
Bryan, TX80,55288-12%
Cranston, RI80,88211313%
Avondale, AZ80,63197-3%
Source: The Avondale, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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