Barrio Centro 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.
IndexBarrio CentroTucsonArizona
Cost of living index899298
IndexBarrio CentroTucsonArizona
Goods & Services index10110198
Groceries index103103101
Health care index10110197
Housing index667597
Transportation index9797100
Utilities index909099

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  • The cost of living in Barrio Centro is 9% lower than the Tucson average.
  • The cost of living in Barrio Centro is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Barrio Centro is 34% 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)
Household$46,230$3,853$1,079$1,387

Arizona Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Arizona5.6%10.725%

Arizona Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Arizona2.59%4.54%

Goods & Services

ItemTucsonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.18$16.090.6%
Beauty Salon $47.43$37.3327.0%
Toothpaste $2.28$2.456.7%
Shampoo $0.94$1.005.7%
Movie $8.93$10.2813.2%
Bowling $4.08$4.9317.3%

Groceries

ItemTucsonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.24$3.8011.4%
Fried Chicken $1.61$1.4015.3%
Milk $1.55$2.0123.0%
Potatoes $2.78$3.017.7%
Pizza $11.53$9.8916.6%
Beer $9.02$8.901.3%

Health Care

ItemTucsonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.38$102.162.2%
Doctor $110.67$108.362.1%
Dentist $92.14$92.530.4%
Ibuprofen $9.71$9.284.6%
Lipitor $428.34$425.820.6%

Housing

ItemTucsonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $132,200.00$184,700.0028.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $948.57$1,202.4421.1%
Apartment Rent $772.00$949.0018.7%

Transportation

ItemTucsonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.10$2.246.6%
Tire Balancing $47.97$46.293.6%

Utilities

ItemTucsonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.29$165.962.2%
Phone $23.48$28.6818.1%
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.
Rillito, AZ5399-1%
Willow Canyon, AZ099-1%
Summit, AZ5,24083-17%
South Tucson, AZ5,62783-17%
Flowing Wells, AZ15,60184-16%
Tucson, AZ527,58692-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fresno, CA513,8071055%
Albuquerque, NM556,85995-5%
Sacramento, CA484,53011616%
Kansas City, MO471,76790-10%
Mesa, AZ470,45694-6%
Tucson, AZ527,58692-8%
Source: The Barrio Centro, Tucson, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.