Quartzsite cost of living index

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. 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexQuartzsiteArizonaNational
Cost of living7999100
IndexQuartzsiteArizonaNational
Goods & Services10498100
Groceries9599100
Health care10098100
Housing2897100
Transportation108104100
Utilities98103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Quartzsite is 20% lower than the Arizona average
  • The cost of living in Quartzsite is 21% lower than the national average
  • Quartzsite housing is 72% 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$45,880$3,823$1,070$1,377
      Renters$22,710$1,893$530$681
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Quartzsite, AZ, as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Quartzsite homeowners, is $45,880. This would allow for a maximum of $1,070 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $22,710 which would result in a maximum of $530 to be spent on rental costs.

      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

      ItemQuartzsiteNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.74$17.4910.0%
      Beauty Salon $39.32$38.173.0%
      Toothpaste $2.85$2.3222.6%
      Shampoo $0.86$1.0114.7%
      Movie $8.13$10.7224.2%
      Bowling $5.57$13.8659.8%

      Groceries

      ItemQuartzsiteNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.04$3.9022.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.12$1.4019.9%
      Milk $1.55$1.9621.0%
      Potatoes $2.52$3.1820.7%
      Pizza $11.47$10.3910.4%
      Beer $9.33$9.231.1%

      Health Care

      ItemQuartzsiteNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $98.34$106.347.5%
      Doctor $107.25$115.256.9%
      Dentist $88.99$98.389.5%
      Ibuprofen $10.00$9.268.0%
      Lipitor $441.65$466.475.3%

      Housing

      ItemQuartzsiteNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $35,900.00$184,700.0080.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,549.76$1,273.3221.7%
      Apartment Rent $454.00$949.0052.2%

      Transportation

      ItemQuartzsiteNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.37$2.598.7%
      Tire Balancing $52.40$48.907.2%

      Utilities

      ItemQuartzsiteNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$162.02$167.603.3%
      Phone $28.14$163.4282.8%
      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.
      La Paz Valley, AZ54495-5%
      Quartzsite, AZ3,64679-21%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Las Lomas, TX3,64670-30%
      Wadsworth, IL3,64612020%
      Vivian, LA3,64576-24%
      Byron, IL3,64790-10%
      Hidden Meadows, CA3,64815959%
      Quartzsite, AZ3,64679-21%
      Source: The Quartzsite, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.