Belle Fontaine 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.
IndexBelle FontaineAlabamaNational
Cost of living index8889100
IndexBelle FontaineAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index10097100
Health care index9487100
Housing index5973100
Transportation index9592100
Utilities index115104100

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  • The cost of living in Belle Fontaine is 2% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Belle Fontaine is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Belle Fontaine is 41% 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$43,646$3,637$1,018$1,310
Renters$10,769$897$251$323

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Alabama2%5%

Goods & Services

ItemBelle FontaineNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.32$15.568.0%
Beauty Salon $36.60$36.111.4%
Toothpaste $2.28$2.477.8%
Shampoo $0.97$0.960.4%
Movie $11.58$10.1314.3%
Bowling $4.69$4.741.0%

Groceries

ItemBelle FontaineNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.91$3.981.8%
Fried Chicken $1.14$1.4118.7%
Milk $2.39$2.0615.7%
Potatoes $3.47$2.9816.4%
Pizza $8.92$9.475.9%
Beer $8.99$8.792.2%

Health Care

ItemBelle FontaineNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $125.50$101.0424.2%
Doctor $91.29$107.4415.0%
Dentist $76.01$90.4215.9%
Ibuprofen $9.98$9.287.5%
Lipitor $452.15$426.506.0%

Housing

ItemBelle FontaineNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,700.00$175,700.0048.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $810.71$1,133.2328.5%
Apartment Rent $714.00$920.0022.4%

Transportation

ItemBelle FontaineNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.5%
Tire Balancing $45.05$45.761.6%

Utilities

ItemBelle FontaineNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$189.27$163.8115.5%
Phone $32.97$28.3916.1%
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.
Bayou La Batre, AL2,66189-11%
Tillmans Corner, AL19,10591-9%
Theodore, AL6,05192-8%
Grand Bay, AL3,63292-8%
Mobile, AL194,94292-8%
Belle Fontaine, AL55788-12%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Morven, GA55780-20%
Frierson, LA55778-22%
Littleton, NC55787-13%
Brownsdale, FL55793-7%
Navajo Mountain, UT55783-17%
Belle Fontaine, AL55788-12%
Source: The Belle Fontaine, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.