Cost of Living Comparison Between Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ 

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Cost of Living in Tucson, AZ is 0.3% lower than in Phoenix, AZ (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Tucson, AZ is 6.1% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Rent Prices in Tucson, AZ are 17.1% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Restaurant Prices in Tucson, AZ are 3.5% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Groceries Prices in Tucson, AZ are 0.7% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Local Purchasing Power in Tucson, AZ is 13.5% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
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Restaurants
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 19.00 $      -5.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 75.00 $      -6.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.50 $      -12.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.25 $ 6.00 $      +14.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.12 $ 7.00 $      +14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.19 $ 5.47 $      +5.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.63 $ 2.66 $      +1.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $ 2.12 $      +6.7 %
Markets
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.42 $ 3.76 $      +10.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.49 $ 3.08 $      -11.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.09 $ 2.23 $      +6.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.80 $ 4.12 $      +8.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.77 $ 4.73 $      -0.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.52 $ 6.24 $      +38.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.11 $ 6.94 $      +13.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 $ 2.01 $      -4.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.62 $      -7.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.46 $      -19.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.02 $ 1.73 $      -14.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 $ 0.91 $      -38.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 $ 1.01 $      -21.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.87 $ 1.60 $      -14.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.36 $ 2.61 $      +10.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.50 $      +3.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $ 1.73 $      -19.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.15 $ 4.08 $      -1.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.25 $ 10.00 $      +8.1 %
Transportation
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 1.38 $      -31.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 62.00 $ 20.00 $      -67.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 2.75 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.20 $ 2.20 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 $ 36.00 $      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.94 $ 3.80 $      -3.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 36,113.30 $      +12.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,661.36 $ 31,325.38 $      +17.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 247.40 $ 304.06 $      +22.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 67.78 $ 66.08 $      -2.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.96 $ 83.52 $      +12.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.00 $ 34.17 $      +31.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.33 $ 10.00 $      -48.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 $ 12.00 $      -4.0 %
Childcare
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,142.86 $ 1,075.00 $      -5.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,400.00 $ 15,605.00 $      +50.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.37 $ 65.00 $      +29.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.00 $ 48.00 $      +20.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.25 $ 100.89 $      +14.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.00 $ 101.67 $      -12.4 %
Rent Per Month
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,645.63 $ 1,265.86 $      -23.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,412.10 $ 1,157.25 $      -18.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,736.32 $ 2,340.91 $      -14.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,330.52 $ 1,972.73 $      -15.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 263.23 $ 236.91 $      -10.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 254.81 $ 229.33 $      -10.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,579.05 $ 3,717.05 $      -18.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.54 6.58      +0.6 %
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