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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.

Tempe, Arizona cost of living is 108.50.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGTempe, ArizonaUnited States
  Overall  109100
  Grocery  98.6100
  Health  95100
  Housing  131100
  Utilities  98100
  Transportation  101100
  Miscellaneous  96100

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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)




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)



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