Cost of living in Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Summary of cost of living in Phoenix, Arizona

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,605
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,719
  • Cost of living in Phoenix, Arizona is more expensive than in 56% of cities in USA (16 out of 34)
  • Cost of living in Phoenix, Arizona is more expensive than in 58% of cities in N. America (18 out of 40)
  • Cost of living in Phoenix, Arizona is more expensive than in 73% of cities in the World (46 out of 168)
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List of prices in Phoenix, Arizona
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.14
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.76
12 eggs, large $2.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.84
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $1.82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.51
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,344
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,673
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $175
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,638
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,171
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $149
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $84
40” flat screen tv $370
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $142
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $48
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $99
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,637
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.83
Monthly ticket public transport $64
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $23
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $65
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $5.86
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.84
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.01
Tube of toothpaste $1.97
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $46
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $166
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.83
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.47
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $422
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district $35
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 373 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2022

Phoenix position in our World Ranking

the world
46th
out of 168
n. america
18th
out of 40
usa
16th
out of 34

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