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Housing and Cost of Living

No matter the choice, Chandler-living suits a variety of lifestyles and budgets. What doesn’t vary is the quality of the experience.  

Voted one of Money Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live” and Chandler is the top city with a population more than 240,000. In addition to that distinction, Chandler was named one of the “5 Great Places to Live (and retire)” by AARP and among the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by the Alliance for Youth. Chandler has been named a top place for young people for the last three years, an extremely rare merit. People of all ages are glad to call Chandler home.

Chandler's current estimated housing units:  103,005
Source: Chandler Long Range Planning Division, March 1, 2017

Housing Opportunity Index 
The Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) for a given area is defined as the share of homes sold in that area that are affordable to a family earning the median income. 

Metropolitan Phoenix Composite

Composite Groceries Housing Utilities  Transportation Health Care  Misc.
95.9 95 96 95.1 100.5 99.6 94.

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index 2017


Housing Opportunity Index 

Location              % of Home Affordable 
for Median Income
Median Family Income Median Sales Price National Affordability Rank
San Francisco, CA  7.8 104.7 1100 215
Washington, DC 64.1 105.7 400 136
San Diego, CA 19.6 73.5 490 209
Boston, MA  51.2 90.8 400 175
Seattle, WA 46.0 90.3 435 187
Portland, OR 47.0 73.3 332 183
Chicago, IL 61.1 74.7 242 145
Denver, CO 53.9 80.1 354 168
Las Vegas, NV 65.5 59.8 225 128
Salt Lake City, UT 70.7 73.8 273 113
Austin, TX 58.6 77.8 280 157
Phoenix, AZ 65.4 62.9