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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 Tempe, Arizona is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Tempe, Arizona is more expensive.

Overall, Tempe, Arizona cost of living is 108.30.

  COST OF LIVINGTempe, ArizonaUnited States
  Overall  108100
  Grocery  102.5100
  Health  99100
  Housing  123100
  Utilities  92100
  Transportation  106100
  Miscellaneous  101100


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I love the sun, but this area is 110+ from May through November! Each year the hot weather gets hotter and the season gets longer. And it doesn't matter that there is... (read more)
Finally Under 100 degrees
I admit it right up front, I am not a native Arizonian! I just survived my third Arizona summer and I am so relieved it is over. It is now the middle of Oct and finally... (read more)
Love Tempe!
I just wanted to say, I don't care what the statisics say. I came from NY 16 mos. ago. Now my family and I live in Tempe and we couldn't be happier. I lived in NY ... (read more)
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Love of Arizona
Lived in Arizona 55 yrs Phoenix /Tempe lost my job and got a offer to keep my job but had to move Fall River MA. I will take the heat over days of cold anytime . January... (read more)
It's true, you can buy a very nice house for your
any other positives here. Seriously, for Phoenix being a metropolis city that has grown leaps and bounds in the last 20 year's, it is a sad state of affair's. From our... (read more)
All these negative comments about tempe are ridiculous....take it from someone who's lived here for years, and lived in the valley since the 80's....Tempe is one of the... (read more)
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