Youngtown 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.
Cost of living index9598100
Goods & Services index9898100
Groceries index102101100
Health care index8497100
Housing index7697100
Transportation index109100100
Utilities index12799100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Youngtown, AZ is shown above. Compared to the state average of Arizona the cost of living index in Youngtown, AZ is 95, which is 3% lower than the average in Arizona and compared to the national average it is 5% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Youngtown, AZ goods and services come in at equal to the average in Arizona and are 2% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Youngtown is 3% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Youngtown is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Youngtown is 24% 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

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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Youngtown, AZ, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Youngtown, AZ, the median monthly income is $51,987 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,213 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $25,764, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $601 on monthly rental expenses.

Arizona Sales Tax

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Arizona Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Youngtown, AZ, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Arizona, as well as the rate for income tax in Arizona. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Arizona is 10.725%, and the sales tax in the state of Arizona is 5.6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Arizona starts from 2.59% and goes up to 4.54%.

Goods & Services

ItemYoungtownNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.76$16.0910.4%
Beauty Salon $45.74$37.3322.5%
Toothpaste $1.89$2.4522.9%
Shampoo $1.00$1.000.2%
Movie $10.37$10.280.8%
Bowling $4.51$4.938.5%


ItemYoungtownNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.20$3.8015.8%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4020.3%
Milk $1.75$2.0113.0%
Potatoes $4.43$3.0147.1%
Pizza $10.93$9.8910.6%
Beer $9.11$8.902.4%

Health Care

ItemYoungtownNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.79$102.1617.0%
Doctor $93.78$108.3613.5%
Dentist $65.86$92.5328.8%
Ibuprofen $9.49$9.282.3%
Lipitor $402.92$425.825.4%


ItemYoungtownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $120,600.00$184,700.0034.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,023.15$1,202.4414.9%
Apartment Rent $950.00$949.000.1%


ItemYoungtownNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.241.6%
Tire Balancing $56.97$46.2923.1%


ItemYoungtownNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$291.55$165.9675.7%
Phone $20.17$28.6829.7%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Wittmann, AZ3611033%
Goodyear Village, AZ25392-8%
Sun City, AZ39,36395-5%
El Mirage, AZ33,93797-3%
Tolleson, AZ6,98592-8%
Youngtown, AZ6,56395-5%

Cities with similar population

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Crockett, TX6,56185-15%
Osprey, FL6,56113030%
Irvington, NY6,55917171%
Meridianville, AL6,56898-2%
Youngtown, AZ6,56395-5%
Source: The Youngtown, AZ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.
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