Cost of Living in Mesa, AZ

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2114
$4905
🛋️ Without rent
$767
$2340
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1346
$2565
🍽️ Food
$540
$1409
🚐 Transport
$97.4
$261
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3279
😀 Quality of life
86
🏙️ Population
504K

The average cost of living in Mesa is $2114, which is in the top 4% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 389th out of 9294 in our global list, 303rd out of 2202 in the United States, and 7th out of 34 in Arizona.

The median after-tax salary is $3279, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 199th (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 55th best city to live in the United States, and 2nd most liveable city in Arizona. With an estimated population of 504K, Mesa is the 36th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 16 km Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 5.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 61 Arizona State University - Tempe
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Prices in Mesa

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$70.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.05
 Cappuccino
$5.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.68
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1333
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1128
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2315
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2335
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$164
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$69.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$13585
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1661
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$54.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.37
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.7
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.32
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.38
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.69
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$617
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7222

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