Mesa, AZ Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
98
Mesa's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
51 out of 94
In Arizona
2,890 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Mesa is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Mesa, AZ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Mesa has an overall cost of living index of 98 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Arizona, Mesa has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Arizona's index of 97.

The standard of living in Mesa ranks as #2,890 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Arizona. By definition, that implies Mesa ranks as the #3,528 most expensive place in the Grand Canyon State.

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Mesa Cost Of Living Vs. Arizona

Living Expense Mesa Arizona National Average
Overall 98 97 100
Services 96 98 100
Groceries 101 98 100
Health 90 98 100
Housing 93 97 100
Transportation 105 105 100
Utilities 106 103 100
For more reading on cost of living around Arizona, check out:
Mesa Cost of Living Vs. AZ

Mesa, AZ Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Arizona, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$245,500
Median Home Value
$1,105
Median Rent
$61,640
Median Income
Statistic Mesa Arizona United States
Median Home Value $245,500 $242,000 $229,800
Median Rent $1,105 $1,097 $1,096
Median Income $61,640 $61,529 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.0x 3.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Mesa Services Costs Vs. Arizona

Item Mesa Arizona
Shampoo $0.99 $1.06
Movie $8.84 $10.68
Bowling $17.06 $14.67

Detailed Mesa Groceries Costs Vs. Arizona

Item Mesa Arizona
Ground Beef $3.91 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.68 $1.39
Milk $1.63 $2.05

Detailed Mesa Health Costs Vs. Arizona

Item Mesa Arizona
Haircut $17.22 $18.62
Beauty Salon $41.67 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.53 $2.34

Detailed Mesa Transportation Costs Vs. Arizona

Item Mesa Arizona
Potatoes $3.42 $3.29
Pizza $10.99 $10.62
Beer $9.58 $9.38
Optometrist $96.17 $108.57
Doctor $96.33 $116.17
Dentist $89.83 $99.13

Detailed Mesa Utilities Costs Vs. Arizona

Item Mesa Arizona
Gasoline $2.49 $2.22
Tire Balancing $45.83 $50.07
All Electricity $189.67 $167.67
Phone $178.49 $175.64

Mesa SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Mesa

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Mesa
Chandler, AZ 257,076 107 1.1x
Gilbert, AZ 248,349 113 1.2x
Tempe, AZ 191,607 105 1.1x
San Tan Valley, AZ 104,936 97 1.0x
Goodyear, AZ 83,519 105 1.1x
Queen Creek, AZ 52,162 112 1.1x
Apache Junction, AZ 41,863 89 0.9x
Fountain Hills, AZ 25,167 124 1.3x
Sun Lakes, AZ 14,887 109 1.1x
Paradise Valley, AZ 14,502 238 2.4x

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