Cost of living in Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.36
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.73
12 eggs, large $3.43
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.65
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.97
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.51
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $11
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.70
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,072
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $799
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $243
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $884
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $565
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $100
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $46
40” flat screen TV $375
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $102
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $14
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) $89
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $105
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,642
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.53
Monthly ticket public transport $42
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) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $23
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $116
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.23
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.58
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.97
Tube of toothpaste $1.95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $15
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $36
2 tickets to the movies $21
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 $64
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.68
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.04
iPod nano 16GB $146
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district $100
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 330 prices entered by 49 different people.
Latest price update: March 22, 2017.

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