Cost of Living Comparison Between Albuquerque, NM and Phoenix, AZ 

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Cost of Living in Phoenix, AZ is 7.8% higher than in Albuquerque, NM (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Phoenix, AZ is 8.6% higher than in Albuquerque, NM
Rent Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 10.0% higher than in Albuquerque, NM
Restaurant Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 0.2% higher than in Albuquerque, NM
Groceries Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 0.6% lower than in Albuquerque, NM
Local Purchasing Power in Phoenix, AZ is 1.4% higher than in Albuquerque, NM
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Restaurants
Albuquerque, NM Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 $ 20.00 $      +25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 105.00 $ 80.00 $      -23.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $ 12.00 $      +26.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 5.25 $      -12.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 $ 6.12 $      +11.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.62 $ 5.19 $      +12.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.59 $ 2.63 $      +1.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.62 $ 1.99 $      +22.6 %
Markets
Albuquerque, NM Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.93 $ 3.42 $      -13.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.70 $ 3.49 $      +29.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.46 $ 2.09 $      +43.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.20 $ 3.80 $      +18.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.12 $ 4.77 $      -22.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.49 $ 4.52 $      +0.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.21 $ 6.11 $      -25.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $ 2.11 $      +3.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.68 $ 0.67 $      -2.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.81 $      -22.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.58 $ 2.02 $      +28.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.10 $ 1.49 $      +36.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $ 1.29 $      +8.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.12 $ 1.87 $      -12.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $ 2.36 $      +21.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.50 $ 15.00 $      +30.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $ 2.14 $      +20.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 4.15 $      +38.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.50 $ 9.25 $      -2.6 %
Transportation
Albuquerque, NM Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.00 $ 2.00 $     
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 0.00 $ 62.00 $     
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.75 $      -8.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.95 $ 2.20 $      -25.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.00 $ 36.00 $      +24.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.32 $ 3.94 $      +18.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,778.08 $ 32,000.00 $      -2.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,088.59 $ 26,661.36 $      +2.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Albuquerque, NM Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 206.19 $ 247.40 $      +20.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 45.56 $ 67.78 $      +48.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.23 $ 73.96 $      -1.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Albuquerque, NM Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.67 $ 26.00 $      -32.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 0.00 $ 19.33 $     
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.75 $ 12.50 $      -2.0 %
Childcare
Albuquerque, NM Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,350.00 $ 1,142.86 $      -15.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,000.00 $ 10,400.00 $      +73.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Albuquerque, NM Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.78 $ 50.37 $      -11.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.75 $ 40.00 $      -25.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.28 $ 88.25 $      -3.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.00 $ 116.00 $      -2.5 %
Rent Per Month
Albuquerque, NM Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,494.40 $ 1,645.63 $      +10.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,135.50 $ 1,412.10 $      +24.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,549.29 $ 2,736.32 $      +7.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,205.83 $ 2,330.52 $      +5.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Albuquerque, NM Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 233.59 $ 263.23 $      +12.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 206.79 $ 254.81 $      +23.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Albuquerque, NM Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,160.56 $ 4,579.05 $      +10.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.45 6.54      +1.3 %
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