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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 138.70.

  COST OF LIVINGScottsdale, ArizonaUnited States
  Overall  139100
  Grocery  98.6100
  Health  95100
  Housing  226100
  Utilities  98100
  Transportation  101100
  Miscellaneous  96100

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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)
Weather in Arizona
You cannot beat the weather here for eight months out of the year. The summers can be hot but if you have access to a pool they can be delightful. Cooler climes are... (read more)
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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)
I miss California more than words can say!
I just moved to Scottsdale from L.A for work, and so far it is nothing like I imagined it would be - it's worse! I can take the heat, no problem. I can take a few... (read more)
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