Fortuna Foothills 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.
IndexFortuna FoothillsArizonaNational
Cost of living index9498100
IndexFortuna FoothillsArizonaNational
Goods & Services index9498100
Groceries index107101100
Health care index9897100
Housing index8097100
Transportation index96100100
Utilities index11799100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Fortuna Foothills, AZ is displayed above. In Fortuna Foothills, AZ, the overall cost of living index is 94, which is 4% lower than the Arizona average and 6% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Fortuna Foothills, AZ, the city's goods and services are 4% lower than the Arizona average and 6% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fortuna Foothills is 4% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Fortuna Foothills is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fortuna Foothills is 20% 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.

Find Real Estate Listings In Fortuna Foothills


New Real Estate Listings In Fortuna Foothills

Compare Fortuna Foothills, AZ Cost of living To Other Cities

Salary Calculator

This is how much you would need to earn in
Price difference in compared to
Cost of living index
Goods & Services index
Groceries index
Health care index
Housing index
Transportation index
Utilities index
The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Fortuna Foothills, AZ to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Fortuna Foothills, AZ, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Fortuna Foothills, AZ salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
The affordability of the housing market in Fortuna Foothills, 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 Fortuna Foothills, AZ homeowners, the median income is $47,792. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,115 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $57,129. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,333 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Arizona Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax

Arizona Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Fortuna Foothills, AZ, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Arizona, as well as the rate for income tax in Arizona. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Arizona is 10.725%, and the sales tax in the state of Arizona is 5.6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Arizona starts from 2.59% and goes up to 4.54%.

Goods & Services

ItemFortuna FoothillsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.33$16.0923.3%
Beauty Salon $30.82$37.3317.5%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.455.2%
Shampoo $1.01$1.000.9%
Movie $8.67$10.2815.7%
Bowling $3.58$4.9327.3%


ItemFortuna FoothillsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.23$3.8015.2%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.400.5%
Milk $1.63$2.0118.6%
Potatoes $2.30$3.0123.5%
Pizza $11.26$9.8913.9%
Beer $9.47$8.906.4%

Health Care

ItemFortuna FoothillsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $81.50$102.1620.2%
Doctor $108.89$108.360.5%
Dentist $87.20$92.535.8%
Ibuprofen $10.15$9.289.4%
Lipitor $423.75$425.820.5%


ItemFortuna FoothillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,700.00$184,700.0036.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,126.64$1,202.446.3%
Apartment Rent $1,125.00$949.0018.5%


ItemFortuna FoothillsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$2.242.5%
Tire Balancing $43.22$46.296.6%


ItemFortuna FoothillsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$229.60$165.9638.3%
Phone $26.66$28.687.0%
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.
Padre Ranchitos, AZ2251000%
Buckshot, AZ131000%
Rancho Mesa Verde, AZ90280-20%
Wellton, AZ2,94780-20%
Winterhaven, CA21284-16%
Fortuna Foothills, AZ27,82694-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fountain, CO27,81799-1%
Princeton, FL27,7991033%
Fredericksburg, VA27,85312323%
Chamblee, GA27,8621044%
Melrose, MA27,78714848%
Fortuna Foothills, AZ27,82694-6%
Source: The Fortuna Foothills, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.