Cost of living in Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.61
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.69
12 eggs, large $2.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.13
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,339
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $941
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $178
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $815
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $578
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $99
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $49
40” flat screen TV $391
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $114
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $13
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $42
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $34
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $77
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $100
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,823
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.54
Monthly ticket public transport $41
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $15
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $43
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $119
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.58
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.13
Tube of toothpaste $2.04
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $14
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $36
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $122
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $66
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.78
iPod nano 16GB $145
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district $92
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 249 prices entered by 49 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2017.

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