Atmore cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexAtmoreAlabamaNational
Cost of living index8589100
IndexAtmoreAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index10398100
Health care index8885100
Housing index5573100
Transportation index9692100
Utilities index10799100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Atmore, AL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Atmore, AL is 85, which is 5% lower than the Alabama average and 15% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Atmore, AL are 2% lower than the Alabama average and 5% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Atmore is 5% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Atmore is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Atmore is 45% lower than the national average.
  • Alabama general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Alabama state income tax is 10% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$32,909$2,742$768$987
Renters$17,500$1,458$408$525
The affordability of the housing market in Atmore, AL as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Atmore, AL homeowners, the median income is $32,909. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $768 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $17,500. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $408 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Alabama2%5%
For those who live in Atmore, AL and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Alabama income tax rate and the Alabama sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Alabama, the sales tax is 4%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 10%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Alabama, the income tax rate ranges between 2% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemAtmoreNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.38$14.598.3%
Beauty Salon $33.88$34.682.3%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.4722.9%
Shampoo $1.04$1.021.8%
Movie $9.75$9.871.2%
Bowling $4.02$4.398.5%

Groceries

ItemAtmoreNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.83$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.61$2.3610.7%
Potatoes $3.72$3.0621.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemAtmoreNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.50$99.785.3%
Doctor $78.60$105.0325.2%
Dentist $79.40$88.7010.5%
Ibuprofen $9.84$9.414.5%
Lipitor $273.56$298.508.4%

Housing

ItemAtmoreNational avg.Difference
Home Price $87,900.00$175,700.0050.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $832.83$1,081.0323.0%
Apartment Rent $598.00$920.0035.0%

Transportation

ItemAtmoreNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.2%
Tire Balancing $47.96$45.295.9%

Utilities

ItemAtmoreNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$188.02$170.8010.1%
Phone $29.01$28.262.7%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Century, FL1,48881-19%
Flomaton, AL1,68382-18%
Atmore, AL10,09685-15%

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Wyndham, VA10,10114141%
Mayfield, KY10,09186-14%
Atmore, AL10,09685-15%
Source: The Atmore, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.