Moving from Los Angeles to Scottsdale (Movers from $1,278)

Quick answer: A move from Los Angeles to Scottsdale costs $472 to $6,107 and takes 1-4 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 382-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Los Angeles 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 Scottsdale to Los Angeles guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Los Angeles to Scottsdale?

Los Angeles movers charge $100 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 $1,278 - $3,963 $795 - $1,792 $425 - $781
2 - 3 bedrooms $2,316 - $6,107 $1,411 - $2,808 $472 - $963
4+ bedrooms $3,568 - $8,710 $1,794 - $3,547 $616 - $1,201
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 382 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 Los Angeles to Scottsdale

The cost of Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Scottsdale can be as low as $1,278 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $7,107.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Los Angeles, 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 $425 to $1,053. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Los Angeles to Scottsdale?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Los Angeles to Scottsdale will cost between $1,278 to $3,963. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $2,316 to $6,107, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Los Angeles to Scottsdale will cost from $3,568 to $8,710.

How much are moving container companies from Los Angeles to Scottsdale?

Moving containers from Los Angeles to Scottsdale will cost you $795 to $1,792 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,411 to $2,808. A larger home will cost $1,794 to $3,547.

How much is a moving truck from Los Angeles to Scottsdale?

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 $425 to $781. A larger move will cost $472 to $963, and a four-bedroom move from Los Angeles to Scottsdale costs from $616 to $1,201. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Los Angeles to Scottsdale moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Los Angeles to Scottsdale 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 Los Angeles to Scottsdale.

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Pros and cons of moving from Los Angeles to Scottsdale

Cost of living: Los Angeles vs Scottsdale

Los Angeles Scottsdale
Average rent cost $2,850 $2,500
Average home value $2,245,337 $789,819
Average income (per capita) $73,027 $63,135
Cost of Living (single person) $6,742 $1,956
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,567 $4,570
Unemployment rate 10.6% 4.7%
Sales Tax 9.5% 8.05%
State Income Tax 13.3% 2.5%
  • Rent prices in Scottsdale are 12% lower than in Los Angeles.
  • Home prices in Scottsdale are 64.8% lower than in Los Angeles.
  • Income in Scottsdale is 13.5% lower than in Los Angeles.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Scottsdale is 71.0% lower than in Los Angeles.
  • The cost of living for a family in Scottsdale is 17.9% lower than in Los Angeles.
  • The unemployment rate in Scottsdale is 55.66% lower than in Los Angeles.
  • Sales taxes in Scottsdale are 15.26% lower than in Los Angeles.
  • State income taxes in Scottsdale are 81.20% lower than in Los Angeles.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $870.36 in Scottsdale to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Los Angeles.

How is life different in Los Angeles compared to Scottsdale?

Scottsdale Los Angeles
Population 241,361 9,787,747
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 5 8
Walkability score 32 69
Bike friendliness score 56 59
Crime Index 26.05 52.86
Safety Index 75.76 47.14
Air Quality Good Moderate
  • Scottsdale's population is about 98% less than Los Angeles.
  • Scottsdale's public transportation has a score of 5 out of 10 versus Los Angeles's lower score of 8.
  • Scottsdale is less walkable than Los Angeles with a score of 32 out of 100 vs Los Angeles's 69 out of 100.
  • Scottsdale is less bike-friendly than Los Angeles with a score of 56 out of 100 vs Los Angeles's 59.
  • Scottsdale's crime rate is lower than Los Angeles with a score of 26.05 compared to Los Angeles's 52.86. This means that Scottsdale neighborhoods are safer than 26.05% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Los Angeles neighborhoods are safer than 52.86%.
  • Scottsdale is considered to be safer than Los Angeles with a safety index of 75.76 vs Los Angeles's 47.14.
  • Air quality in Scottsdale is good, and in Los Angeles it's moderate.

Considerations for moving to Scottsdale

  • Weather: Extreme heat may cause discomfort if you choose to move in the summer. Pay close attention to heat sensitive household items such as instruments, antique furniture, and electronics. .
  • 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: Though Arizona is largely an “unregulated” state, local moving companies are subject to some Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) and Department of Weights and Measures regulations intended to ensure that they operate safely and ethically. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Arizona moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Arizona 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 Scottsdale. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Choose Released Value Protection for its cost-effectiveness—offered by movers at no extra charge, although it provides minimal coverage. With a liability limit of 60 cents per pound per article, consider this option carefully. For instance, if a 50-inch TV weighing 25 pounds is lost or damaged, your reimbursement would only be $15 (60 cents x 25 pounds). For comprehensive coverage of your items' full value, consult with your moving company for alternative options or consider third-party insurance providers.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Los Angeles movers

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5934 E Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90040
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What to do in Scottsdale

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

  • Taliesin West
  • McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
  • Old Town Scottsdale
  • Pinnacle Peak Park
  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
  • Butterfly Wonderland
  • McDowell Sonoran Preserve
  • Tom's Thumb Trailhead
  • OdySea Aquarium
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Penske Racing Museum
  • Cosanti
  • Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
  • Brown's Ranch Trailhead

Get your sports on!

Scottsdale is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Scottsdale Scorpions (MiLB)

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Los Angeles to Scottsdale?

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

When is the cheapest time to move from Los Angeles to Scottsdale?

Because most people are moving from Los Angeles to Scottsdale 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 Los Angeles to Scottsdale take?

The 382-mile move from Los Angeles, CA, to Scottsdale, AZ, takes 1-4 days. Some Los Angeles movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Scottsdale.

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