Cost of Living Comparison Between Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 6.0% higher than in Phoenix, AZ (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 23.8% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 53.4% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 11.2% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 6.9% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 17.3% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
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Restaurants
Phoenix, AZ Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 20.00 $      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 72.50 $ 90.00 $      +24.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 9.00 $      +50.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.18 $ 5.08 $      -1.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 $ 2.73 $      +10.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 $ 2.31 $      +24.5 %
Markets
Phoenix, AZ Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.22 $ 4.41 $      +37.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.87 $ 3.49 $      +21.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.91 $ 2.53 $      +32.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.50 $ 4.40 $      -2.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.51 $ 5.92 $      +7.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.21 $ 5.39 $      +28.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.93 $ 8.24 $      +18.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.97 $ 1.85 $      -5.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.68 $ 0.82 $      +19.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.75 $ 1.52 $      -12.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.86 $      +0.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.38 $ 1.18 $      -14.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $ 1.00 $      -15.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $ 1.77 $      +3.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.63 $ 2.00 $      -23.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.52 $ 2.36 $      -6.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.14 $ 3.04 $      -26.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 11.50 $      +27.8 %
Transportation
Phoenix, AZ Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 $ 1.75 $      -27.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $ 99.50 $      +55.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 4.00 $      +33.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.35 $ 2.75 $      +17.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.50 $ 29.19 $      -4.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.00 $ 5.33 $      +33.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 25,250.00 $      +1.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,285.71 $ 23,391.07 $      -11.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Phoenix, AZ Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 211.32 $ 153.28 $      -27.5 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.12 $      +22.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 80.23 $ 68.69 $      -14.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Phoenix, AZ Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.20 $ 44.73 $      +27.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.25 $ 13.50 $      -62.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 15.49 $      +29.1 %
Childcare
Phoenix, AZ Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 960.00 $ 1,426.67 $      +48.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,000.00 $ 22,929.57 $      -4.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Phoenix, AZ Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.55 $ 62.32 $      +28.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.86 $ 41.79 $      +7.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.27 $ 99.31 $      +20.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.06 $ 142.41 $      +42.3 %
Rent Per Month
Phoenix, AZ Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,741.33 $ 2,630.97 $      +51.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,500.00 $ 2,030.47 $      +35.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,885.57 $ 4,671.03 $      +61.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,362.33 $ 3,687.03 $      +56.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Phoenix, AZ Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 244.20 $ 842.40 $      +245.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 219.00 $ 570.00 $      +160.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Phoenix, AZ Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,226.36 $ 5,351.81 $      +2.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.03 5.30      +5.3 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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