Cost of Doing Business

Cost of Living

Residents of Yuma enjoy a cost of living standard that is well below most other communities nationwide. Affordable housing, cheaper medical treatment and competitive utility rates welcome newcomers to our County.

Metropolitan Area Residential Water Residential Sewer Residential Electricity per 500kwh Residential Electricity per 1000kwh Residential Gas
Yuma $29.88 $30.94 $61.67 $114.32 $11.51

Source:  Raftelis Financial Consulting, 2010; Edison Electric Inst., 2010; Energy Information Admin., 2011; Local utility providers, 2011.

Metropolitan Area % Single Family New Single Family % of Multi-Family Share Median Rent Single Family Resale
Yuma 85.56% $262,600.00 14.44% 730.00 $135,000.00

Source:  American Community Survey, 2009; National Association of Realtors, 2011; ACCRA, 2011; Money Magazine, 2010.

Metropolitan Area Single Family Median Value Single Family Under $100,000 $100,000-$199,000 $200,000-$299,000 $300,000-$499,000 $500,000+
Yuma $133,800 34% 40.01% 16.2% 6.6% 3.1%

Source:  American Community Survey

Metropolitan Area Individual Premium Individual Contribution Family Contribution Family Premium Doctors Per Capita Hospital Beds per Capita
Yuma 4,243.00 718.00 3,649.00 12,728.00 104.00 173.00

Source:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2009; Sperling & Sander, Cities Ranked & Rated, 2007.