Scottsdale, AZ Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
128
Scottsdale's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
89 out of 94
In Arizona
5,183 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 Scottsdale is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Scottsdale, AZ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Scottsdale has an overall cost of living index of 128 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Arizona, Scottsdale has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Arizona's index of 97.

The standard of living in Scottsdale ranks as #5,185 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Arizona. By definition, that implies Scottsdale ranks as the #1,233 most expensive place in the Grand Canyon State.

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Scottsdale Cost Of Living Vs. Arizona

Living Expense Scottsdale Arizona National Average
Overall 128 97 100
Services 98 98 100
Groceries 98 98 100
Health 91 98 100
Housing 191 97 100
Transportation 105 105 100
Utilities 106 103 100
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Scottsdale Cost of Living Vs. AZ

Scottsdale, 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.

$493,200
Median Home Value
$1,452
Median Rent
$91,042
Median Income
Statistic Scottsdale Arizona United States
Median Home Value $493,200 $242,000 $229,800
Median Rent $1,452 $1,097 $1,096
Median Income $91,042 $61,529 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.4x 3.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Scottsdale Services Costs Vs. Arizona

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

Detailed Scottsdale Groceries Costs Vs. Arizona

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

Detailed Scottsdale Health Costs Vs. Arizona

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

Detailed Scottsdale Transportation Costs Vs. Arizona

Item Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale Utilities Costs Vs. Arizona

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

Scottsdale SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
9.5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Scottsdale

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Scottsdale
Phoenix, AZ 1,658,422 96 0.8x
Mesa, AZ 508,918 98 0.8x
Tempe, AZ 191,607 105 0.8x
Fountain Hills, AZ 25,167 124 1.0x
Anthem, AZ 23,508 118 0.9x
New River, AZ 16,303 115 0.9x
Paradise Valley, AZ 14,502 238 1.9x
Cave Creek, AZ 5,766 131 1.0x

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