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Overall 26%
Goods & Services 3%
Housing 85%
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. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexEl MontevideoTucsonArizona
Cost of living1269399
Goods & Services10310398
Groceries10310399
Health care989898
Housing1857597
Transportation9494104
Utilities100100103

Key findings

  • The cost of living in El Montevideo is 28% higher than the Tucson average
  • The cost of living in El Montevideo is 26% higher than the national average
  • El Montevideo housing is 85% higher 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$79,464$6,622$1,854$2,384

      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

      ItemTucsonNational 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%

      Groceries

      ItemTucsonNational 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

      ItemTucsonNational 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%

      Housing

      ItemTucsonNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $132,200.00$184,700.0028.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,182.79$1,273.327.1%
      Apartment Rent $772.00$949.0018.7%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemTucsonNational 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.
      Willow Canyon, AZ01011%
      Summerhaven, AZ1671011%
      Rillito, AZ531011%
      Summit, AZ5,24084-16%
      South Tucson, AZ5,62785-15%
      Tucson, AZ527,58693-7%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Fresno, CA513,8071011%
      Albuquerque, NM556,85995-5%
      Sacramento, CA484,53011919%
      Kansas City, MO471,76794-6%
      Mesa, AZ470,45695-5%
      Tucson, AZ527,58693-7%
      Source: The El Montevideo, Tucson, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.