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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Scottsdale, Arizona is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Scottsdale, Arizona is more expensive.

Overall, Scottsdale, Arizona cost of living is 141.30.

  COST OF LIVINGScottsdale, ArizonaUnited States
  Overall  141100
  Grocery  102.5100
  Health  99100
  Housing  226100
  Utilities  92100
  Transportation  106100
  Miscellaneous  101100


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re: Weather in Arizona - 9/6/2009
I agree! The weather is fantastic for 8-9 months per year. I would happily put up with summer heat to avoid shoveling snow in the... (read more)
Scottsdale Climate
I relocated to this area for a short time to attend school for one semester. For me anything over 85 degrees is too hot. From start of August thru late November the area... (read more)
Scottsdale - Fun & Sun 350 days a Year!
What do you enjoy? Golf, Tennis, Hiking, Biking? How about world class shopping and dining? Whatever your definition of fun is, Scottsdale has it all. Want know why we... (read more)
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re: Arizona ... Scottsdale in particular is a horr
I worked in Scottsdale for several years. I lived in the Phoenix area for about 10 years and these reviews are accurate. Scottsdale (and the northern suburbs) are filled... (read more)
Don't Hate
All cities have a mixed crowd of people, Scottsdale is no different. Of course the old town bar goers are going to be young and somewhat obnoxious and the cougars at... (read more)
People here are trying WAY too hard.
It's funny this is on here because I moved here from SoCal recently and was thinking the same thing about the phoniness. It's like they are trying really hard to be like... (read more)
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