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The last of the contiguous United States admitted to the Union, Arizona has been a state since the early 1900s.
Thoughts of Arizona conjure up images of a desert landscape where the heat is oppressive and stifling. Although the southern half of the state can indeed reach extreme temperatures, the northern half of Arizona is home to mountain ranges, forests, and lush vegetation.
The state is home to numerous state parks and forests, and in particular, the Grand Canyon. Located in both Coconino and Mojave counties, The Grand Canyon is considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Those who can’t take sustained periods of hot temperatures are encouraged to stay away; Arizona can endure some extreme scorching temperatures, especially in summer.
Commuters and drivers will be pleased to see most roads and cities in Arizona organized in grids and more ergonomic ways than perhaps other national towns, making transportation easier. However, this works both ways; if you are planning to live in Arizona, a car is an absolute must. That especially goes for more rural areas.
Housing and Jobs in Arizona
Luckily for potential buyers, the cost of living in Arizona is relatively cheap compared to other states. The current median home price is ~$213,000. Living on your own in Phoenix, the capital, can go as low as ~$680 a month, well below the average of some other major cities.
Living in the capital of Phoenix will prove especially beneficial, as the cost of living is 5% cheaper than the national average and is fertile ground for job seekers. Those primarily geared towards technological and manufacturing jobs will most likely find what they are looking for in a career. Some Fortune-ranked companies in Phoenix are:
- First Solar
- ON Semiconductor
- Amkor Technology
- Insight Enterprises
- Avnet Inc.
Those seeking legal professions or legal counsel in the Phoenix area have access to some notable law firms, individually ranked on the NLJ 250, including:
- Ballard Spahr
- Snell & Wilmer
- Fennemore Craig
- Taxes in Arizona
Taxes in Arizona
The sales tax in Arizona is 5.6%. Along with this flat rate, some rates in individual counties can add up to more than 11%.
For property taxes, based on the median price of ~$213,000, you would be paying $1,363 with Maricopa County’s rate of 0.640%.
Finding a good CPA and bookkeepers in Arizona should be no problem to assist you with financial matters.