Cherokee 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.
IndexCherokeeAlabamaNational
Cost of living index8289100
IndexCherokeeAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9898100
Groceries index9498100
Health care index8385100
Housing index5073100
Transportation index9292100
Utilities index10199100

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  • The cost of living in Cherokee is 8% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Cherokee is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cherokee is 50% 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$35,000$2,917$817$1,050
Renters$20,000$1,667$467$600

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemCherokeeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.40$14.598.2%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $2.29$2.477.4%
Shampoo $0.93$1.029.0%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemCherokeeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.40$4.481.7%
Fried Chicken $1.21$1.4617.4%
Milk $2.19$2.367.1%
Potatoes $2.66$3.0613.1%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $7.95$8.637.9%

Health Care

ItemCherokeeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.00$99.7824.8%
Doctor $71.75$105.0331.7%
Dentist $72.00$88.7018.8%
Ibuprofen $8.48$9.419.9%
Lipitor $302.08$298.501.2%

Housing

ItemCherokeeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $68,300.00$175,700.0061.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $895.76$1,081.0317.1%
Apartment Rent $708.00$920.0023.0%

Transportation

ItemCherokeeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.7%
Tire Balancing $37.60$45.2917.0%

Utilities

ItemCherokeeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.21$170.806.2%
Phone $31.58$28.2611.8%
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.
Tishomingo, MS44279-21%
Waterloo, AL14781-19%
Iuka, MS3,01382-18%
Tuscumbia, AL8,56586-14%
Cherokee, AL1,00082-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Helena, MS1,00091-9%
Franklin Park, FL1,00090-10%
Spring Valley, CA1,0001088%
Lone Oak, TN1,00099-1%
Lime Ridge, PA1,00090-10%
Cherokee, AL1,00082-18%
Source: The Cherokee, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.