Cost of Living in Alabama

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

Alabama cost of living is 87.0

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

See the Alabama housing market:  Homes For Sale,  Apartments,  Single Family Rentals

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COST OF LIVINGAlabamaUnited States
  Overall87100
  Grocery99100
  Health88100
  Housing67100
  Median Home Cost$125,500$216,200
  Utilities100100
  Transportation95100
  Miscellaneous99100
100=National Average
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    Reviews for Alabama    19 Reviews
    Sweet Home Alabama - 12/6/2016
    My husband and I have lived in Memphis for the last 14 years. Believe me, anyplace is better to live than Memphis. These poor folks are stuck in a Civil Rights bubble... Read More

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    Thinking of moving to Foley - 3/25/2015
    Can anyone tell me about the services available to senior citizens in Foley. example: if I move there now, I am 67. If I stay and eventually stop driving are there... Read More

    Hot and Humid Summers - Mild Winters - 9/25/2014
    Alabama summers are stiflingly bright, hot and humid. Heaven help you if you don't have AC in your car. Alabama is a great place to live if your interests are in... Read More


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