Tucson, AZ Cost of Living

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Tucson cost of living score
Less expensive
3.0% lower
than the US average
8.8% lower
than the Arizona average
Tucson, Arizona gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 97, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 3.0% lower than the U.S. average and 8.8% lower than the average for Arizona.

Tucson, AZ

Housing costs in Tucson?
A typical home costs $303,400, which is 10.3% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 25.5% less expensive than the average Arizona home, at $407,400. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Tucson costs $1,200 per month, which is 16.1% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 29.2% cheaper than the state average of $1,550.

Can I afford Tucson?
To live comfortably in Tucson, Arizona, a minimum annual income of $57,960 for a family, and $36,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Tucson?
Tucson, Arizona offers plenty of reasons why it should be considered if you want to get the most out of your money. From reasonably priced single family homes to inexpensive apartment rentals - Tucson offers lots of ways not to break the bank on housing costs. Furthermore, groceries and transportation expenses remain significantly lower than most major US cities - making Tucson an ideal place for those trying to stretch their dollar.
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I spend considerable time in and around Tucson, and I've see it rapidly going "downhill" since 2020. It's definitely not the nice town I remember from when I was a  More

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Almost eight years and this place still hasn't grown on me. Or my spouse. The summers are oppressive, and the winters (thanks, climate change!) are now wet even though  More

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This is my 2nd summer living south of Tucson, after living in Metro Phoenix for 8 years. During the Tucson area summers--I feel that I am in Houston, TX or Jacksonville,  More

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