Cost of Living in Copper Hill, Arizona
Copper Hill is a Census-designated place in Gila County, Arizona, with a population of -. The total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities for a single adult in Copper Hill is $38,411 a year — greater than the annual cost of living for Arizona of $37,091 yet roughly in line with the national figure of $38,433.
Using cost of living data from the nonprofift think tank Economic Policy Institute, 24/7 Wall St. estimated the cost of living in Copper Hill and over 29,000 other cities and towns in the US.
Transportation Costs in Copper Hill, Arizona
Transportation can also be a significant component of cost of living. The average commute in Copper Hill is - minutes long, compared to the 26.6-minute average commute nationwide. Taking into account the cost of gas, as well as public transit and car maintenance, the EPI estimates that a single person in Copper Hill spends $11,275 a year on transportation, more than the national average of $9,760.
Health Care Costs in Copper Hill, Arizona
Out-of-pocket health care costs and insurance premiums — assuming at least a basic level of health insurance coverage — are far higher than they are on average nationwide in Copper Hill but below what they are across Arizona as a whole.
For a single adult living in the area, average health care costs come out to $5,548 per year, compared to an average of $5,983 across Arizona and $4,266 nationwide.
Child care Costs in Copper Hill, Arizona
For families with children, child care adds thousands of dollars to overall annual spending. In Copper Hill, the average annual cost of child care for two children — one 4 year old and one 8 year old — is $12,557, about $3,700 less than the comparable average of $16,276 across all of Arizona. Meanwhile, across the U.S. as a whole, childcare expenses for two children averages $15,853 per year.
Food Costs in Copper Hill, Arizona
Food is another every day expense that has a significant impact on overall cost of living. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that the cost of food varies from city to city and town to town.
In Copper Hill, a single adult spends an average of $3,133 on food annually, and a family of four spends $9,046 on average. For context, average annual food expenditure across Arizona and the U.S., respectively, are $3,083 and $3,240 for a single adult, and $8,903 and $9,354 for a family of four. These estimates are calculated for a nutritionally adequate diet of food purchased at a grocery store for at-home preparation.
Taxes in Copper Hill, Arizona
Few expenses vary as much from city to city and town to town as taxes. Accounting for state and federal income taxes, as well as Social Security contributions and Medicare payroll taxes, the average adult working in Copper Hill, Arizona pays $6,363 annually — closely in line with the statewide average of $6,084.
It is important to note that these calculations do not include other common taxes such as property, sales, and excise taxes. Accounting for these taxes, while excluding taxes levied at the federal level, Copper Hill residents live in a state with a low average tax burden. Per capita state tax collections in Arizona total $2,272 per year, compared to the $3,151 average across all states.
To estimate the cost of housing, food, transportation, health care, child care, taxes, and other necessities, 24/7 Wall St. assigned county-level Economic Policy Institute data to cities, towns, villages and Census-designated places based on boundary definitions from the U.S. Census Bureau. For places that span multiple counties, data was aggregated based on the percentage of boundary overlap.
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