Cost of Living in Phoenix

Summary about cost of living in Phoenix, AZ, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 8.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 47.00-85.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 6.50-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $ 4.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.17 $ 2.00-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $ 1.25-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.45 $ 1.00-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.74 $ 2.00-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.31 $ 1.25-4.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.79 $ 0.99-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.13 $ 1.00-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.88 $ 3.00-8.99
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.74 $ 1.49-5.69
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.76 $ 2.99-7.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.60 $ 0.99-2.19
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 0.49-1.70
Oranges (1 lb) 1.25 $ 0.99-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.72 $ 0.88-2.99
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.49-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 0.86 $ 0.50-1.19
Lettuce (1 head) 1.43 $ 0.99-2.19
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $ 1.00-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 9.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $ 1.14-2.56
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 $ 1.00-2.99
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 7.00-9.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $ 62.00-86.96
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.75-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.20 $ 1.90-3.75
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 $ 23.00-36.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.80 $ 2.29-3.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,079.00 $ 19,000.00-26,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,172.95 $ 18,000.00-24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 171.23 $ 123.78-280.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.10-0.15
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.00 $ 55.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.26 $ 10.00-66.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.59 $ 2.75-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 9.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 789.21 $ 540.00-1,100.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,033.33 $ 12,000.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.90 $ 24.00-55.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.81 $ 15.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.00 $ 50.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.50 $ 50.00-125.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,257.50 $ 995.00-1,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 989.94 $ 800.00-1,250.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,058.81 $ 1,535.40-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,522.67 $ 1,200.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 252.84 $ 200.40-500.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 155.56 $ 120.00-250.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,595.04 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.98 3.00-5.00

Prices in Phoenix, Arizona

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Last update: November 2020
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6 Comments so far
Anonymity on Sep 15, 2019:
Not liberal yet. People from California complain about cost of housing.... weird. All around great place to live.
Anonymous on Aug 12, 2019:
These prices are sooooo off! A 1 bedroom far away from downtown is almost $1k a month!
Anonymous on Feb 04, 2019:
Good town for the most part but please don't move here or encourage others to move here, it'll just make our situation worse. Also, please don't stay here during the winter, we call people who do that snowbirds, and snowbirds are generally hated. Please don't let us become another LA.
#ProAZ on Aug 22, 2018:
The Valley of the Sun has brutal heat 5 months out of the year, traffic is getting worse, and a brown cloud. The other negative is people moving in with their liberal views and trying to turn things into another CA. As for racism, #LoveArizon, the only racist I see are the extreme left.
LoveArizona on Aug 16, 2017:
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LOL, what's up with all this hatred for Phoenix? I relocated from Tucson earlier this year and think it's a great city. Living as a citizen in the upper middle class may give me "warped" view, but seriously some the things on this page are ridiculous! Let me help!

Phoenix Pros:
- Low cost of living (at least that's what they tell me, but I'm in college full time making less than 20k a year- everything is expensive to me.) If you make more than that or even better HAVE JOINT INCOME, you should do swell!
- Updated highways make it easy to get across the city and make decent time. If you consider 30-45 minutes PEAK traffic through 20 miles bad- please move back to Montana
- Nice weather from October- Mid May
- Great Mexican food
- Most of the population is pretty friendly
- Beautiful sunsets and scenic landscapes
- Lots of shopping centers (if you're into that- if not avoid them)

Cons:
- Yes, it's hot as heck in summer- it's a DESERT
- Occasional dust storms/ minor to serious monsoon flooding depending on the area
- Traffic during peak hours 6-9 AM & 3-7 ish PM is bad, but bearable
- Big cities mean more people which equals some crime, but I've never bumped into a drug lord midday on the street or been kidnapped and sold into the sex trade (knocks on wood) so...
- Yes, some people here are racist- it is Trump's America (unfortunately), maybe you should have voted- but it's in no way comparable to how deplorable people are in the East/South
-Lacks culture
Marie H on May 12, 2017:
We're about to move from north Phoenix to tulsa Oklahoma. The cost of living has blown up in the last 8 to 10 years, the school are the worst. I end up spending most of my time basically home schooling my kids because I guess math isn't needed anymore since its not on one of the almost weekly standardized tests.

The police are very corrupt, some areas feel like Mexico and racism is rampant from all sides. No race comes out clean in Arizona. Do you have interracial kids? Dont move to Arizona. The whole place is so divided they will be rejected by everyone.

Traffic is insane and no one can drive. The I17 has fatalities all the time from drunks and wrong way drivers, avoid it at all costs.

The weather is horrible. You think you want sun, but not this much 300 days a year will look exactly the same and it will make you feel like nothing is moving forward.

Crime is getting out of control. I dont even feel comfortable with my kids out back alone anymore.

Arizona is basically just an extension of California now. If you have a family, look elsewhere, this is no place to raise kids