Tucson, AZ Economy


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Tucson, AZ is a great city to live in for those looking for affordable housing options. The average 2 bedroom rent here is approximately $1,200 compared to the US average of $1,430. Additionally, the grocery cost index in Tucson is 96 compared to 100 in the US, making it an attractive option for those seeking more affordable living. With its year-round sunny weather and close proximity to Mexico, Tucson has become a popular destination for those looking for outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking as well as cultural experiences such as art galleries and museums. Popular local businesses include Pima Air & Space Museum, Udall Park, Saguaro National Park East, and Skydive Arizona. With its low cost of living and vibrant culture scene, Tucson is the perfect place to call home!

Tucson has an unemployment rate of 7.4%. The US average is 6.0%.

Tucson has seen the job market increase by 2.0% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 33.1%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Tucson
- The Sales Tax Rate for Tucson is 8.6%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Tucson is 4.2%. The US average is 4.6%.
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Income and Salaries for Tucson
- The average income of a Tucson resident is $20,437 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Tucson resident is $48,058 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.

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I was reading the reviews for Tucson, and after living there for 6 years, I feel the need to weigh in. There are many pros in Tucson: access to recreational areas,  More

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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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