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Overall 17%
Goods & Services 6%
Housing 49%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; 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.
IndexDouglasArizonaNational
Cost of living8399100
Goods & Services9498100
Groceries9999100
Health care9598100
Housing5197100
Transportation105104100
Utilities98103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Douglas is 16% lower than the Arizona average
  • The cost of living in Douglas is 17% lower than the national average
  • Douglas housing is 49% 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$35,987$2,999$840$1,080
      Renters$16,086$1,341$375$483
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living in Douglas is by simply calculating the maximum that should be spent on housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The plan is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Douglas has a median income of about $35,987 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a maximum of $840 should be spent on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $16,086. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $375 on all 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%4.5%

      Goods & Services

      ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $11.58$17.4933.8%
      Beauty Salon $28.75$38.1724.7%
      Toothpaste $1.91$2.3217.8%
      Shampoo $0.85$1.0116.3%
      Movie $7.83$10.7227.0%
      Bowling $3.75$13.8672.9%

      Groceries

      ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.17$3.907.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4018.8%
      Milk $1.62$1.9617.6%
      Potatoes $3.54$3.1811.2%
      Pizza $10.09$10.392.9%
      Beer $8.69$9.235.9%

      Health Care

      ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $88.00$106.3417.2%
      Doctor $95.42$115.2517.2%
      Dentist $88.52$98.3810.0%
      Ibuprofen $10.02$9.268.2%
      Lipitor $430.47$466.477.7%

      Housing

      ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $87,700.00$184,700.0052.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,072.44$1,273.3215.8%
      Apartment Rent $558.00$949.0041.2%

      Transportation

      ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.30$2.5911.4%
      Tire Balancing $50.80$48.903.9%

      Utilities

      ItemDouglasNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$169.49$167.601.1%
      Phone $26.99$163.4283.5%
      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.
      Pirtleville, AZ1,53778-22%
      Douglas, AZ16,76483-17%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Lemay, MO16,76285-15%
      Welby, CO16,77195-5%
      Laurel, VA16,75698-2%
      Mount Vernon, OH16,77783-17%
      Fayetteville, GA16,7801044%
      Douglas, AZ16,76483-17%
      Source: The Douglas, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.