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Phoenix vs Los Angeles – Moving to Phoenix


today we’re talking about Phoenix vs
Los Angeles and we’re not talking about the Suns and Lakers so if you’ve been
thinking about moving from California to Arizona today we’re gonna compare the
two biggest cities Phoenix vs Los Angeles to see if you should move to
Phoenix so let’s get started hi I’m Amy Hayslett I’m a real estate agent in
Phoenix Arizona and on my channel I talk about life in Phoenix and the Phoenix
real estate market so before we get started if that’s something that
interests you go ahead and click that button to subscribe because I don’t want
you to miss a thing so for years Californians have been flocking to
Arizona making Arizona one of the top States where Californians move to and
you can see this just by going out to see the Suns play the Lakers or the
Diamondbacks play the Dodgers because you’re gonna find that there’s probably
more fans rooting for the LA team than the home team and that’s because we have
so many Angelenos living here in Phoenix in Los Angeles County the population
right now is right about 10 million and the whole state of Arizona’s just over 7
million so many people are leaving California in fact that in 2017 the
Census Bureau reported that 142,000 932 more locals left the state than came to
the state meanwhile Arizona increased their number of residents by a hundred
and seven thousand that year and Arizona is right behind Texas as the second
state where Californians are moving to with sixty four thousand seven hundred
and fifty-six people moving from California to Arizona in 2017 so let’s
talk about Phoenix vs Los Angeles and five reasons why you might want to
move to Phoenix number one reason why you might want to consider moving to
Phoenix from Los Angeles is the cost of living we all know that California and
specifically Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities to live in so
let’s compare Phoenix cost of living to LA according to the website best places
Phoenix is actually 49.1% less expensive to live in then
Los Angeles so if you’re making about $50,000 in Phoenix you’re going to need
to make about a hundred and twenty thousand dollars in Los Angeles for
about the same standard of living so I’ve often heard that people say that
you can’t make as much money here in Phoenix than other areas and while that
may be true for Los Angeles the gap may be smaller than you think
in fact the same website best places states that the median income in Phoenix
is just over 52,000 versus Los Angeles which is just under 58,000 and Phoenix
as well as Arizona is experiencing some great job growth job growth in Phoenix
is ranked number 3 versus California which is number 16 next we’re going to
talk about taxes California has one of the highest income taxes in the country
topping out at 13.3% while Arizona income taxes ranged from two point five
nine percent to four point five four percent but California has a lot more
tax brackets in Arizona so to put this into perspective somebody making about a
hundred and fifty two thousand per year can expect to pay about four point five
four percent taxes in Arizona versus seven point two five percent in
California reason number three home prices you can also buy a lot more home
in Phoenix than you can in Los Angeles median home prices in Los Angeles are
going to run you probably in the mid 600’s versus about two hundred and
eighty thousand in Phoenix Arizona and rents are also about twice as much in
Los Angeles versus Phoenix number four reason to consider moving to Phoenix
vs Los Angeles is the weather and climate now hear me out here I know
Phoenix is super hot in the summer our average temperature in July is going to
be 104 meanwhile in Los Angeles it’s going to be 84 degrees as an average in
summer so they’re definitely going to beat us a few months out of the year but
other than that we do have less rainy days in Phoenix than Los Angeles with
212 days of sunshine in Phoenix versus Los Angeles
with a hundred and forty-seven and our winters are fairly mild with December
and January temperatures averaging around 63 degrees versus 68 degrees in
Los Angeles and when it comes to safety and natural disasters we don’t get those
earthquakes here in Phoenix number five reason traffic LA has been ranked as the
worst city for commuters in the US according to a Texas A&M study in 2017
la drivers wasted a total of 119 hours sitting in traffic versus 62 for Phoenix
commuters hey thanks for joining me in this comparison of Phoenix vs Los
Angeles there’s really great reasons to live in both communities Los Angeles has
great beaches and the ocean it’s got great food great entertainment and some
great venues like Disneyland but the cost of living and the traffic in LA
tell me that Phoenix beats LA now I want to know what do you think share your
thoughts below in the comments and let me know if you have any questions about
moving to Phoenix thanks and I’ll see you next week bye bye

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