Cost of Living


Cost of Living Index (COLI)

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber gathers pricing information for a cost-of-living report every quarter which is compiled by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) to create the national yearly cost of living index.

The latest data represents average prices submitted for the first two quarters of 2017. The Flagstaff composite cost of living index was 115.0, or 15% more than the national average. The composite index reflects pricing in six categories: housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services.

Each category is weighted differently:

  • Composite Index Housing (27.59% of Composite)
  • Groceries (13.61% of Composite)
  • Utilities (10.06% of Composite)
  • Transportation (9.59% of Composite)
  • Health Care (4% of Composite)
  • Misc. (35.15% of Composite)

Composite Index (Overall Cost of Living)

Flagstaff 115%
Lake Havasu City/Kingman 88.3%
Phoenix 97.0%
National Average 100%

More Flagstaff Cost of Living Data

Housing Cost Index

Flagstaff 142.5%
Lake Havasu City/Kingman 77%
Phoenix 91.6%

Grocery Items Index

Flagstaff 115.2%
Lake Havasu City/Kingman 97.6%
Phoenix 98.2%

Utilities Index

Flagstaff 101.5%
Lake Havasu City/Kingman 86.2%
Phoenix 98.0%

Transportation Index

Flagstaff 101.8%
Lake Havasu City/Kingman 103.3%
Phoenix 91.6%

Health Care Index

Flagstaff 110.5%
Lake Havasu City/Kingman 95.4%
Phoenix 98.2%

Misc. Goods & Services Index

Flagstaff 101.2%
Lake Havasu City/Kingman 89.4%
Phoenix 92.8%

The quarterly Cost of Living Index is available by subscription for $165 per year. A copy of the report is available to Chamber members for review at the Chamber offices. Call us for more information (928) 774-4505.

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