Fairview 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.
IndexFairviewAlabamaNational
Cost of living index8489100
IndexFairviewAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index9698100
Health care index8985100
Housing index5673100
Transportation index9092100
Utilities index10799100

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  • The cost of living in Fairview is 5% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Fairview is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fairview is 44% 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$39,500$3,292$922$1,185
Renters$19,545$1,629$456$586

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.67$14.5926.9%
Beauty Salon $34.67$34.680.0%
Toothpaste $2.68$2.478.4%
Shampoo $0.86$1.0215.9%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $3.82$4.3913.0%

Groceries

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.69$4.484.8%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.461.8%
Milk $2.06$2.3612.6%
Potatoes $3.24$3.065.8%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $7.96$8.637.8%

Health Care

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.50$99.7810.3%
Doctor $83.33$105.0320.7%
Dentist $78.00$88.7012.1%
Ibuprofen $8.78$9.416.7%
Lipitor $299.45$298.500.3%

Housing

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Home Price $105,000.00$175,700.0040.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $768.82$1,081.0328.9%
Apartment Rent $438.00$920.0052.4%

Transportation

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.095.0%
Tire Balancing $35.00$45.2922.7%

Utilities

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.20$170.806.8%
Phone $35.91$28.2627.1%
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.
Joppa, AL10385-15%
Falkville, AL1,26283-17%
Baileyton, AL74283-17%
Dodge City, AL80584-16%
East Point, AL16685-15%
Fairview, AL48384-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sparland, IL48386-14%
Gays Mills, WI48392-8%
Dubois, IN48389-11%
Leasburg, MO48378-22%
Tovey, IL48380-20%
Fairview, AL48384-16%
Source: The Fairview, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.