Moving from Phoenix to St. Petersburg (Movers from $1,560)

Quick answer: A move from Phoenix to St. Petersburg costs $1,628 to $9,683 and takes 6-17 days. The main factors that determine the cost and time are how much you’re moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the 2,177-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Phoenix will be more expensive, while renting a truck or using a moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from St. Petersburg to Phoenix guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Phoenix to St. Petersburg?

Phoenix movers charge $85 per hour on average. Here are average prices for a full-service moving company, moving container, or truck:

Move size Moving company Moving container Rental truck
Studio / 1 bedroom $1,560 - $6,026 $1,559 - $3,716 $1,518 - $2,903
2 - 3 bedrooms $4,525 - $9,683 $2,612 - $5,619 $1,628 - $3,597
4+ bedrooms $8,165 - $13,958 $3,770 - $7,226 $2,033 - $4,321
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 2,177 miles and historical averages. The actual size of your move, additional services required, truck parking access, market conditions, and availability can greatly affect the final cost of your move.
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Factors influencing moving costs from Phoenix to St. Petersburg

The cost of Phoenix movers will depend on:

  • Move size: The cost of your move will depend on the amount of items you have in your home. For example, moving a one-bedroom apartment from Phoenix to St. Petersburg can be as low as $1,560 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $13,893.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Phoenix, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs professional mover: Renting a truck or using a moving container can be cheaper options, with prices for a rental truck ranging from $1,518 to $3,787. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Phoenix to St. Petersburg?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Phoenix to St. Petersburg will cost between $1,560 to $6,026. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $4,525 to $9,683, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Phoenix to St. Petersburg will cost from $8,165 to $13,958.

How much are moving container companies from Phoenix to St. Petersburg?

Moving containers from Phoenix to St. Petersburg will cost you $1,559 to $3,716 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,612 to $5,619. A larger home will cost $3,770 to $7,226.

How much is a moving truck from Phoenix to St. Petersburg?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor.

Moving a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $1,518 to $2,903. A larger move will cost $1,628 to $3,597, and a four-bedroom move from Phoenix to St. Petersburg costs from $2,033 to $4,321. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Phoenix to St. Petersburg moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Phoenix to St. Petersburg is a big deal.

There are more than 8,000 moving companies in the U.S. But don't worry, you won't have to filter through all of them. We've done the research for you and narrowed the list based on customer satisfaction, cost, and services. Here are the best long-distance moving companies serving Phoenix to St. Petersburg.

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Pros and cons of moving from Phoenix to St. Petersburg

Cost of living: Phoenix vs St. Petersburg

Phoenix St. Petersburg
Average rent cost $1,795 $2,080
Average home value $417,105 $374,185
Average income (per capita) $63,135 $64,374
Cost of Living (single person) $2,566 $1,785
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,826 $4,286
Unemployment rate 6.6% 5.0%
Sales Tax 8.6% 7.0%
State Income Tax 2.5% 0.0%
  • Rent prices in St. Petersburg are 16% higher than in Phoenix.
  • Home prices in St. Petersburg are 10.3% lower than in Phoenix.
  • Income in St. Petersburg is 2.0% higher than in Phoenix.
  • The cost of living for a single person in St. Petersburg is 30.4% lower than in Phoenix.
  • The cost of living for a family in St. Petersburg is 26.4% lower than in Phoenix.
  • The unemployment rate in St. Petersburg is 24.24% lower than in Phoenix.
  • Sales taxes in St. Petersburg are 18.60% lower than in Phoenix.
  • State income taxes in St. Petersburg are 100.00% lower than in Phoenix.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $2,086.91 in St. Petersburg to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Phoenix.

How is life different in Phoenix compared to St. Petersburg?

St. Petersburg Phoenix
Population 261,256 1,608,139
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 6 6
Walkability score 43 41
Bike friendliness score 59 56
Crime Index 33.46 42.86
Safety Index 57.0 46.6
Air Quality Good Moderate
  • St. Petersburg's population is about 84% less than Phoenix.
  • St. Petersburg's public transportation has a similar score to Phoenix.
  • St. Petersburg is more walkable than Phoenix with a score of 43 out of 100 vs Phoenix's 41 out of 100.
  • St. Petersburg is more bike-friendly than Phoenix with a score of 59 out of 100 vs Phoenix's 56.
  • St. Petersburg's crime rate is lower than Phoenix with a score of 33.46 compared to Phoenix's 42.86. This means that St. Petersburg neighborhoods are safer than 33.46% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Phoenix neighborhoods are safer than 42.86%.
  • St. Petersburg is considered to be safer than Phoenix with a safety index of 57.0 vs Phoenix's 46.6.
  • Air quality in St. Petersburg is good, and in Phoenix it's moderate.

Considerations for moving to St. Petersburg

  • Weather: St. Petersburg has hot and humid summers and cool to mild winters..
  • HOA rules: Check ahead with any neighborhood or community rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Elevator reservation: If your building has an elevator you'll want to check on how to reserve it for move day.
  • Truck parking permits: Some cities require parking permits for large vehicles and moving trucks. Find out if you need any parking permits ahead of time.
  • State licensing: Individuals and companies engaging in for-profit local and intrastate moving within the Sunshine State must register each year with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Division of Consumer Services. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Florida moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Florida does not require any moving permits, but it is helpful to check local parking restrictions before moving into the state.
  • Change of address: We recommend submitting your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forwarded to St. Petersburg. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Released Value Protection stands out as a cost-effective choice, provided by movers at no extra expense, although it comes with limited coverage. In this option, the mover's liability is capped at 60 cents per pound per article. To ensure comprehensive coverage matching the full value of your items, consult with your chosen moving company about alternative options or explore third-party insurance providers. Secure the best protection for your belongings during the move with these tailored coverage choices.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Phoenix movers

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Visit our best long distance movers in Phoenix page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

Where to live in St. Petersburg

Now that you've decided to make the move to "Always in Season", these are the best neighborhoods to move to in St. Petersburg.

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • North Downtown
  • North Shore
  • Crescent Lake
  • Uptown
  • University Park

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Crescent Heights
  • Holiday Park
  • Euclid-St. Paul
  • Magnolia Heights
  • Snell Isle

What to do in St. Petersburg

These are some of the best things to do in your new Florida home.

  • Sunken Gardens
  • Fort De Soto Park
  • The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum)
  • Chihuly Collection
  • Boyd Hill Nature preserve
  • Saturday Morning Market
  • Weedon Island Preserve
  • Great Explorations Children’s Museum
  • Pass-A-Grille Beach
  • Mahaffey Theater

Get your sports on!

St. Petersburg is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Phoenix to St. Petersburg?

The best time to move from Phoenix to St. Petersburg is during the spring or fall. These seasons offer milder weather and avoid higher moving costs during the peak moving season in Phoenix.

When is the cheapest time to move from Phoenix to St. Petersburg?

Because most people are moving from Phoenix to St. Petersburg in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

How long does a move from Phoenix to St. Petersburg take?

The 2,177-mile move from Phoenix, AZ, to St. Petersburg, FL, takes 6-17 days. Some Phoenix movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in St. Petersburg.

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