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

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Consumer Prices in Tucson, AZ are 12.1% higher than in Phoenix, AZ (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tucson, AZ are 4.3% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Rent Prices in Tucson, AZ are 10.1% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
Restaurant Prices in Tucson, AZ are 8.0% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Groceries Prices in Tucson, AZ are 18.0% higher than in Phoenix, AZ
Local Purchasing Power in Tucson, AZ is 21.5% lower than in Phoenix, AZ
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Restaurants
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 25.00 $      +25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 70.00 $      -12.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 10.50 $      +5.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $ 6.00 $      +9.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.19 $ 5.66 $      +9.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.52 $ 2.89 $      +14.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 $ 2.19 $      +11.5 %
Markets
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.50 $ 3.82 $      +9.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.34 $ 3.08 $      -7.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.85 $ 2.52 $      +36.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.77 $ 4.54 $      +20.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.60 $ 5.44 $      +18.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.37 $ 6.83 $      +56.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.66 $ 8.28 $      +46.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.02 $ 2.07 $      +2.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.66 $ 0.66 $      +0.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 $ 1.75 $      -1.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.84 $      +1.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.26 $ 1.71 $      +35.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $ 1.17 $      -1.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.82 $ 1.65 $      -9.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.35 $ 2.35 $      +0.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 18.00 $      +50.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $ 1.73 $      -18.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.58 $ 4.36 $      -4.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $ 9.75 $      +8.3 %
Transportation
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 1.38 $      -31.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $ 20.00 $      -68.8 %
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) 4.16 $ 3.82 $      -8.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 36,113.30 $      +20.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,195.23 $ 31,325.38 $      +15.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 233.96 $ 336.58 $      +43.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 69.06 $ 59.78 $      -13.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.20 $ 89.83 $      +17.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24.00 $ 65.00 $      +170.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.33 $ 10.00 $      -48.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $ 12.00 $      -7.7 %
Childcare
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 983.33 $ 1,075.00 $      +9.3 %
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) 46.27 $ 65.71 $      +42.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.44 $ 52.00 $      +31.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.35 $ 103.11 $      +20.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.16 $ 98.75 $      -6.1 %
Rent Per Month
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,613.18 $ 1,372.73 $      -14.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,389.69 $ 1,218.70 $      -12.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,671.38 $ 2,587.50 $      -3.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,280.73 $ 1,975.00 $      -13.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 319.48 $ 234.15 $      -26.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 268.51 $ 229.33 $      -14.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Phoenix, AZ Edit Tucson, AZ Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,675.13 $ 3,831.04 $      -18.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.52 6.52      +0.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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