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Mesa, AZ is a popular destination for retirees, families, and everyone looking for an affordable lifestyle. The average two-bedroom rent in Mesa, AZ is around $1,750 per month which is significantly lower than the US average of $1,430. The Grocery Cost Index in Mesa, AZ is 97 compared to the US average of 100. In addition to its reasonable cost of living , Mesa also has a thriving local economy with established companies such as SkyBridge Technology Group, LifeLock Inc., Insight Enterprises, and Nextiva providing plenty of job opportunities. All these factors make Mesa a great place to live.

Mesa has an unemployment rate of 6.1%. The US average is 6.0%.

Mesa has seen the job market increase by 3.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 47.1%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Mesa
- The Sales Tax Rate for Mesa is 8.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Mesa is 4.2%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Mesa
- The average income of a Mesa resident is $24,427 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Mesa resident is $65,725 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.

Income by Population Percent

  EconomyMesa, ArizonaUnited States
  6.16
  -2.0%-6.2%
  47.1%33.5%
  8.1%6.2%
  3.4%4.6%
  $33,362$37,638
  $65,725$69,021
  $78,855$85,028
  Population by Occupation
  0.2%1.2%
  0.4%0.5%
  8.0%6.8%
  8.1%10.0%
  2.2%2.5%
  12.9%11.0%
  4.6%4.8%
  0.8%0.8%
  1.7%1.9%
  7.2%4.7%
  2.2%1.9%
  6.8%7.6%
  0.2%0.1%
  6.5%4.2%
  7.9%9.3%
  12.4%14.0%
  2.2%2.1%
  7.5%7.0%
  4.8%4.8%
  3.4%4.7%
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As someone who was born in Mesa and has lived here in the 85210 in Dobson Ranch for the last 13 years after moving out from Chandler. I can tell you that most of the  More

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I’m a native to Arizona and growing up here has taught me that people just don’t care, and the Mormon community is huge! It’s normal in the state of AZ for kids to start  More

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My in-laws are huge Meza fans , it might be because their last name is Meza. We have our own Americaucasionispanic cultura.Thats pronounced  More

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