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Cost of Living

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

Overall, Mobile, Alabama cost of living is 81.40.

  COST OF LIVINGMobile, AlabamaUnited States
  Overall  81100
  Grocery  99.5100
  Health  85100
  Housing  50100
  Utilities  99100
  Transportation  93100
  Miscellaneous  99100


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Not a good environment
The city of Mobile continues to waste money and increase the sales tax to cover the expenses. The job market is very poor. The people seem to have given up. I have... (read more)
That is about the only word that you can use to describe the drivers in Mobile. There only about 2 places in the U.S. where it is worse to drive. Be prepared for no... (read more)
Transportation is next to... (read more)
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Not a Fan
This is not an attractive or desirable place to live. We moved here in 2007, and frankly, we can't wait to move. Once we're close to break-even on our house or we work... (read more)
Seven-year Overview
Moved here for business reasons and to try some change...but unkowingly, right into the teeth of the financial crisis and a serious, perspective is a bit... (read more)
Grew up in Mobile and attended University of South Alabama. Moved away for 3 years to a larger city, but am moving back soon. Mobile is a good mid-size city. It is... (read more)
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