How Phoenix compares on cost of living with biggest US cities

Posted at 10:12 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 13:12:33-04

Phoenix has a reputation for being more affordable than other big cities in the country, but it comes in around the middle of the pack among the top 75 cities in the U.S., according to a recent cost of living analysis. recently analyzed data from the 75 largest cities in the U.S. to see which had the most affordable cost of living and, at the other end of the scale, which ones are expensive, like San Francisco.

Phoenix came in at No. 40 on the list of most expensive cities, with average monthly expenses of $1,869.97.

That is slightly less expensive than Detroit (No. 39, $1,883.52) and slightly pricier than Virginia Beach, Virginia (No. 41, $1,859.07).

See where Mesa and Tucson rank, and read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.