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.
An overview of the general cost of living index for Snowflake, AZ is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Snowflake, AZ enjoy a cost of living index of 95. This index is 3% lower than the Arizona average, and 5% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Snowflake, AZ, the average cost of goods and services is 4% higher than it is in Arizona, and it is 1% higher than the national average.
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The cost of living in Snowflake is 3% lower than the Arizona average.
The cost of living in Snowflake is 5% lower than the national average.
The cost of housing in Snowflake is 28% 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 Snowflake, 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 Snowflake, AZ, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Snowflake, 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.
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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Snowflake, 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 Snowflake, AZ homeowners, is $54,082. This would allow for a maximum of $1,262 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $28,438 which would result in a maximum of $664 to be spent on rental costs.
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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Snowflake, AZ is the Arizona sales tax and Arizona income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Arizona sales tax rate is 5.6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10.725%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Arizona income tax rates 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.