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Overall 16%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 51%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexCactus ForestArizonaNational
Cost of living8499100
Goods & Services9699100
Groceries9999100
Health care9097100
Housing4997100
Transportation106104100
Utilities107103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Cactus Forest is 15% lower than the Arizona average
  • The cost of living in Cactus Forest is 16% lower than the national average
  • Cactus Forest housing is 51% lower than the national average
  • Arizona general sales tax is 10% higher than the national average
  • Arizona state income tax is 5% 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$40,655$3,388$949$1,220
      Renters$28,359$2,363$662$851

      Arizona Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Arizona5.6%10.725%

      Arizona Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Arizona2.59%4.5%

      Goods & Services

      ItemCactus ForestNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.22$18.627.5%
      Beauty Salon $41.67$39.056.7%
      Toothpaste $1.53$2.3434.5%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.066.0%
      Movie $8.84$10.6817.3%
      Bowling $17.06$14.6716.3%

      Groceries

      ItemCactus ForestNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.91$4.227.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.68$1.3921.2%
      Milk $1.63$2.0520.6%
      Potatoes $3.42$3.293.9%
      Pizza $10.99$10.623.5%
      Beer $9.58$9.382.1%

      Health Care

      ItemCactus ForestNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $96.17$108.5711.4%
      Doctor $96.33$116.1717.1%
      Dentist $89.83$99.139.4%
      Ibuprofen $8.32$9.6814.0%
      Lipitor $477.61$466.922.3%

      Housing

      ItemCactus ForestNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $90,100.00$184,700.0051.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,186.67$1,197.420.9%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemCactus ForestNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.49$2.2211.9%
      Tire Balancing $45.83$50.078.5%

      Utilities

      ItemCactus ForestNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$189.67$167.6713.1%
      Phone $178.49$175.641.6%
      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.

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      Source: The Cactus Forest, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.