Luke Air Force Base has a moderate cost of living with the price of rentals typically within the basic housing allowance. Most rental properties require a first and last month rental deposit with additional charges for pets. The average cost to rent can range from $750 to $1,500 per month. The cost of buying a home ranges from $100,000 to $400,000, depending on size and location.
Utility bills vary widely depending on the size of the apartment or home and time of year. Utility costs are highest during the hot summer months due to air conditioning energy demands. Average monthly utility estimates range from $198 for a one-bedroom apartment to $300 per month for a three- or four-bedroom house. High-demand devices such as pumps for swimming pools can significantly increase utility costs. Many rental properties and houses are all-electric. Some rentals include water, sewer and garbage as part of the rental payment; however, some do not, and the minimum services for all three could cost $78 to $90 monthly.
All single Airmen E-3 and below or E-4 with less than three years’ time in service must reside in the dormitory. All E-4 with more than three years’ time in service and above are eligible to live in the local commuting area. To request BAH, you must contact the UH Management Office. Airmen need to contact the HRO before signing any contract for off-base housing. Call or visit the HRO at 623-856-7643.
It is a standard practice in the Phoenix area for property managers to run a credit check on prospective tenants. The credit checks will include previous rental history, background survey and criminal record. Negative findings may limit your rental options and may make this process difficult. If you are having credit issues, the Airman and Family Readiness Center staff can help you start the lengthy repair process. Call 623-856-6550.