What is the best gay city to live in Arizona?
Which city in Arizona is the top LGBTQ-friendliness while being the most affordable? Find out here on this episode. Then download your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter, a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence.
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What’s the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly City in Arizona?
Today, we’re sharing the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Arizona. What’s the runner-up for the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Arizona? Tucson. Why? Tucson scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaigns Municipal Equality Index. The home values average $322,000 per property, the lowest in Arizona. Rent averages $1,518 a month for a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, which is the lowest for the state. The cost of living is 97%, which is the lowest for the state. The average income is $55,000 yearly, which is the second lowest and the median income is $42,000 a year, which is the lowest in Arizona.
What’s the winner for the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Arizona? Phoenix proper Why? Phoenix proper scores 100 on the HRC MEI. The home values average $412,000 per property, which is the fourth lowest in the state. Rent averages $1,800 a month, which is the fourth lowest in Arizona. The cost of living is 113%, which is tied with the rest of the Phoenix Metro area, according to PayScale.com it is 104%. The average income is $69,000 a year, which is the middle for the state. The median income is $50,000 a year, also the middle for Arizona.
Some good things about Phoenix, Arizona are that Hispanic people make up the largest ethnic population in Phoenix at 42.9%, that is over 700k people. Phoenix is full of Hispanic culture and food. The annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival, the movie Coco focus, is held in Phoenix. Art walks featuring Hispanic artists. Phoenix hosts two major pride events each year. Fall Pride is usually in October and Rainbows Festival is usually in March. Check out https://phoenixpride.org/ for activities and events for the community. One-n-ten is central Phoenix LGBTQ Center. Phoenix offers a variety of services and activities. Camp Outdoors helps LGBTQAI+ youth develop leadership skills, work in collaborative ways, and develop a strong sense of self and community. Phoenix is packed with LGBTQ bars & clubs such as; Bar 1 a casual bar, Boycott a lesbian-focused bar, Charlie’s a queer country bar and Karamba a gay dance club. LGBTQ folks are all over the Phoenix area, but a higher concentration of businesses can be found in the Melrose district area. Check out gayarizona.com for more.
Congratulations, Tucson, and Phoenix!
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