A wise sage once said:
“She works hard for the money…”
And these places in Arizona definitely treat her right.
You see, these are the places in Arizona where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the Grand Canyon State, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision.
So we did the hard for you and crunched the numbers to find the cities that have lower food, energy, and housing costs. After the dust settled on our analysis of the 59 largest places in Arizona, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.
- Holbrook (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Guadalupe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Coolidge (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Winslow (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Bullhead City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Apache Junction (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Globe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Kingman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Florence (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Tolleson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
So listen up Lake Havasu City (the most expensive place in Arizona) as we explain how we created this ranking. You could learn some things from the rest of the state.
And if you already knew these places were cheap, check out some more reading about Arizona and the cheapest places in the country:
How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The Grand Canyon State For 2018
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:
- Health Insurance
You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Arizona to figure out which is the least expensive.
What you are left with is a “Cost of Living Index” that normalizes to 100 for an average place in the United States.
So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 59 places in Arizona that have more than 5,000 people.
And just so you can better understand how the cost of living index works, 100 is the average cost of a place in the United States. A score of 90 means that the place cost 10% less than average. A score of 90 means it’s 10% less expensive.
San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city was 5,053. The city is the county seat of Navajo County.
Coolidge is a city in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the city’s population is 11,825.
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 9,655.
Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, United States, roughly 90mi south of Las Vegas, Nevada, and directly across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada, whose casinos and ancillary services supply much of the employment for Bullhead City. Bullhead City is located on the southern border of Lake Mohave. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 39,540. The nearby communities of Laughlin, Needles, California, Fort Mohave and Mohave Valley bring the Bullhead area’s total population to about 100,000, making it the largest micropolitan area in Mohave County.
Globe is a city in Gila County, Arizona, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 7,532. The city is the county seat of Gila County. Globe was founded c. 1875 as a mining camp. Mining, tourism, government and retirees are most important in the present-day Globe economy.
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 28,068. The nearby communities of Butler, and Golden Valley bring the Kingman area total population to over 45,000. Kingman is located 85 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada and about 165 miles northwest of the state capital, Phoenix.
Florence is a town, 61 miles southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. Florence, which is the county seat of Pinal County, is one of the oldest towns in that county and is regarded as a National Historic District with over 25 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The population of Florence was 30,770 at the 2015 census.
Tolleson is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 6,545.
There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. Arizona Cheapskate
If you’re looking at the cost of living numbers in Arizona, this is an accurate list of the cheapest places to call home.
Here’s a look at the most expensive cities in Arizona according to the data:
- Lake Havasu City
- Oro Valley
For more Arizona reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Arizona For 2018
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Arizona
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Arizona
Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Arizona
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