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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Birmingham, Alabama is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Birmingham, Alabama is more expensive.

Birmingham, Alabama cost of living is 72.60.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGBirmingham, AlabamaUnited States
  Overall  73100
  Grocery  92100
  Health  82100
  Housing  33100
  Utilities  102100
  Transportation  86100
  Miscellaneous  95100

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Birmingham not the place

I have lived here for 12 years, and don't like it at all. My family and I live outside of Birmingham in a suburb. The suburbs are nice, quiet and the cost of living is... (Read More)



Suburbs of Birmingham

Living in surrounding areas of Birmingham i.e. Mt.Brook, Homewood, Vestavia, Hoover, Southside, Pelham, Trussville, Pelham, Chelsea, or any other small city should not... (Read More)



Birmingham, AL

Birmingham is more of a big-ole-town rather than a city. People and businesses alike strike to make it a better community for all to live in. We have a world class... (Read More)



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