Cost of living in Tucson, Arizona, United States

Summary of cost of living in Tucson, Arizona

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 11,691,770 £ [BM] ($3,649)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,262,895 £ [BM] ($1,955)
  • Tucson, Arizona is the 2nd cheapest city in USA (43 out of 44)
  • Tucson, Arizona is the 3rd cheapest city in N. America (52 out of 54)
  • Cost of living in Tucson, Arizona is cheaper than in 55% of cities in the World (109 out of 198)
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List of prices in Tucson, Arizona
Current as of Sep 2021.

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Food Update prices
USD SYPX
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16 (50,890 £ [BM] )
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8 (24,450 £ [BM] )
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.34 (10,699 £ [BM] )
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.74 (2,356 £ [BM] )
12 eggs, large $2.68 (8,599 £ [BM] )
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.14 (10,065 £ [BM] )
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7 (21,124 £ [BM] )
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.10 (9,948 £ [BM] )
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.64 (5,241 £ [BM] )
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.35 (10,741 £ [BM] )
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12 (39,944 £ [BM] )
2 liters of coca-cola $2.14 (6,865 £ [BM] )
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.21 (7,092 £ [BM] )
Housing Update prices
USD SYPX
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,637 (5,245,023 £ [BM] )
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,097 (3,515,662 £ [BM] )
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $203 (650,374 £ [BM] )
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,100 (3,524,858 £ [BM] )
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $780 (2,498,258 £ [BM] )
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $109 (350,464 £ [BM] )
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $40 (128,491 £ [BM] )
40” flat screen tv $249 (798,483 £ [BM] )
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $133 (425,499 £ [BM] )
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10 (32,200 £ [BM] )
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22 (70,443 £ [BM] )
Clothes Update prices
USD SYPX
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $40 (127,488 £ [BM] )
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $33 (106,088 £ [BM] )
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $92 (296,285 £ [BM] )
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $108 (344,501 £ [BM] )
Transportation Update prices
USD SYPX
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,076 (67,534,788 £ [BM] )
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.57 (1,814 £ [BM] )
Monthly ticket public transport $37 (120,031 £ [BM] )
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18 (57,663 £ [BM] )
Personal Care Update prices
USD SYPX
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7 (23,398 £ [BM] )
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $16 (52,832 £ [BM] )
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $109 (348,346 £ [BM] )
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7 (23,759 £ [BM] )
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.65 (11,692 £ [BM] )
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.16 (13,333 £ [BM] )
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.30 (10,579 £ [BM] )
Tube of toothpaste $1.57 (5,043 £ [BM] )
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19 (61,122 £ [BM] )
Entertainment Update prices
USD SYPX
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $42 (134,977 £ [BM] )
2 tickets to the movies $22 (69,851 £ [BM] )
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $173 (553,008 £ [BM] )
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $65 (208,898 £ [BM] )
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11 (34,127 £ [BM] )
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.87 (15,601 £ [BM] )
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.61 (17,965 £ [BM] )
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $374 (1,197,261 £ [BM] )
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.09 (301 £ [BM] )
1 month of gym membership in business district $34 (109,662 £ [BM] )
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8 (27,000 £ [BM] )
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 165 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: September 16, 2021

Tucson position in our World Ranking

the world
109th
out of 198
n. america
52nd
out of 54
usa
43rd
out of 44

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