San Manuel 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.
IndexSan ManuelArizonaNational
Cost of living index8799100
IndexSan ManuelArizonaNational
Goods & Services index10398100
Groceries index10399100
Health care index9898100
Housing index5397100
Transportation index94104100
Utilities index100103100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the San Manuel, AZ cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Arizona and cities across the country, the cost of living index in San Manuel, AZ is 87, which is 12% lower than the Arizona average and 13% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in San Manuel, AZ are 6% higher than the average for Arizona and 3% higher than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in San Manuel is 12% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in San Manuel is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in San Manuel is 47% 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)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in San Manuel, AZ, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. San Manuel, AZ has a median income of about $42,283 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $987 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $45,280. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,056 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Arizona Sales Tax

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For those who live in San Manuel, AZ and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Arizona income tax rate and the Arizona sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Arizona, the sales tax is 5.6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 10.725%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Arizona, the income tax rate ranges between 2.59% to 4.54%.

Goods & Services

ItemSan ManuelNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.60$17.4912.1%
Beauty Salon $49.33$38.1729.2%
Toothpaste $2.20$2.325.2%
Shampoo $1.05$1.013.8%
Movie $10.25$10.724.4%
Bowling $8.50$13.8638.7%


ItemSan ManuelNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.34$3.9011.3%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4021.1%
Milk $1.62$1.9617.4%
Potatoes $1.99$3.1837.5%
Pizza $12.49$10.3920.2%
Beer $9.57$9.233.7%

Health Care

ItemSan ManuelNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.40$106.3415.9%
Doctor $121.57$115.255.5%
Dentist $89.20$98.389.3%
Ibuprofen $9.89$9.266.8%
Lipitor $487.00$466.474.4%


ItemSan ManuelNational avg.Difference
Home Price $70,000.00$184,700.0062.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,182.79$1,273.327.1%
Apartment Rent $824.00$949.0013.2%


ItemSan ManuelNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.41$2.596.9%
Tire Balancing $48.00$48.901.8%


ItemSan ManuelNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.04$167.600.3%
Phone $182.70$163.4211.8%
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.
Campo Bonito, AZ341011%
Summerhaven, AZ1671011%
Mammoth, AZ1,55384-16%
Catalina, AZ7,46596-4%
Oracle, AZ3,73598-2%
San Manuel, AZ3,72587-13%

Cities with similar population

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Paw Paw Lake, MI3,72590-10%
Hampden, ME3,7271066%
Underwood-Petersville, AL3,72384-16%
Paloma Creek, TX3,7271000%
Holt, AL3,72878-22%
San Manuel, AZ3,72587-13%
Source: The San Manuel, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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