Daleville 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.
IndexDalevilleAlabamaNational
Cost of living index8289100
IndexDalevilleAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index8798100
Groceries index10198100
Health care index8485100
Housing index6173100
Transportation index9392100
Utilities index8799100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Daleville, AL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Daleville, AL enjoy a cost of living index of 82. This index is 9% lower than the Alabama average, and 18% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Daleville, AL, the average cost of goods and services is 11% lower than it is in Alabama, and it is 13% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Daleville is 9% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Daleville is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Daleville is 39% 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$65,179$5,432$1,521$1,956
Renters$26,029$2,169$607$781
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Daleville, AL, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Daleville, AL homeowners have a median income of $65,179. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,521 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $26,029, which means there is a maximum of $607 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Alabama2%5%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Daleville, AL, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Alabama, as well as the rate for income tax in Alabama. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Alabama is 10%, and the sales tax in the state of Alabama is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Alabama starts from 2% and goes up to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemDalevilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.33$14.5915.5%
Beauty Salon $19.07$34.6845.0%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.2%
Shampoo $0.95$1.027.0%
Movie $9.88$9.870.1%
Bowling $3.00$4.3931.7%

Groceries

ItemDalevilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.99$4.4811.5%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.463.0%
Milk $2.68$2.3613.7%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $7.95$8.637.9%

Health Care

ItemDalevilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $69.00$99.7830.8%
Doctor $70.00$105.0333.4%
Dentist $72.50$88.7018.3%
Ibuprofen $10.15$9.417.8%
Lipitor $308.57$298.503.4%

Housing

ItemDalevilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $101,500.00$175,700.0042.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $877.13$1,081.0318.9%
Apartment Rent $643.00$920.0030.1%

Transportation

ItemDalevilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.7%
Tire Balancing $39.99$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemDalevilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.28$170.8014.9%
Phone $25.55$28.269.6%
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.
Slocomb, AL1,93677-23%
Clayhatchee, AL53979-21%
Newton, AL1,58179-21%
Midland City, AL2,31179-21%
Malvern, AL1,77179-21%
Daleville, AL5,23382-18%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Folkston, GA5,23393-7%
Springfield, MI5,23177-23%
Ironwood, MI5,23777-23%
Tucumcari, NM5,23776-24%
Homer, AK5,22912525%
Daleville, AL5,23382-18%
Source: The Daleville, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.