Remote Workers Moving To Tucson Driving Rent Increases

Tucson has become a popular destination among high-paid white-collar remote workers relocating from cities like San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle due to the city’s lower cost of living. However, this influx of affluent newcomers has created disparities in income compared to local workers, leading to confusion and resentment over rising rent prices. The average rent in the Tucson market is now $1,595, an almost 40% increase since the pandemic. Rents have increased twice as fast as local workers’ incomes. Efforts to address housing needs are underway, though significant declines in rent prices are not expected.




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