Is living in Phoenix expensive? How much does it cost to live in Phoenix?
At least once a week I get an email from someone who lives out of state who wants to know how much it costs to live in Phoenix, and should they move here. I really don’t get people who ask me if they should move here. That is a harder question to answer than the where should I live in Phoenix question.
Is Phoenix expensive? Well if you live in Chicago or Seattle and are planning on moving to Phoenix, then no you probably won’t find Phoenix expensive at all. If you are coming from Camp Hill Pennsylvania or Manchester NH, then you may find Phoenix much more expensive than you are used to.
But I have good news. There is a tool that can help you determine if Phoenix may or may not be to expensive for you. There is a cost of living calculator that I send to everyone who asks the question.
So go ahead on over there, enter your current income, where you live now and where you want to move to and they can help you compare the cost of living and then you can decide if living in Phoenix is expensive or not for you and your family.