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.
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Mesa, AZ. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Mesa, AZ being 94, that puts it 4% lower than the average of Arizona and 6% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Mesa, AZ, the price of goods and services are 4% lower than the average of Arizona as well as 6% lower than the nation's average.
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The cost of living in Mesa is 4% lower than the Arizona average.
The cost of living in Mesa is 6% lower than the national average.
The cost of housing in Mesa is 7% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Mesa, 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 Mesa, AZ, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Mesa, 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
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The affordability of the housing market in Mesa, 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 Mesa, AZ homeowners, the median income is $63,850. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,490 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $35,001. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $817 used for their rent related monthly costs.
Arizona Sales Tax
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Arizona Income Tax
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When you are determining the total cost of living in Mesa, AZ you will want to make sure you consider both the Arizona sales tax and the Arizona income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Arizona is 5.6%, with the highest surtax being 10.725%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Arizona have a range from 2.59% to 4.54%.
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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.