Gainesville 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.
IndexGainesvilleAlabamaNational
Cost of living index7589100
IndexGainesvilleAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index8996100
Groceries index9897100
Health care index8787100
Housing index3573100
Transportation index9192100
Utilities index101104100

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  • The cost of living in Gainesville is 16% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Gainesville is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gainesville is 65% 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$33,000$2,750$770$990
Renters$12,917$1,076$301$388

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemGainesvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.22$15.562.2%
Beauty Salon $31.39$36.1113.1%
Toothpaste $2.41$2.472.4%
Shampoo $0.89$0.967.4%
Movie $10.38$10.132.5%
Bowling $4.79$4.741.2%

Groceries

ItemGainesvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.21$3.985.6%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.417.1%
Milk $2.67$2.0629.4%
Potatoes $4.31$2.9844.5%
Pizza $10.00$9.475.6%
Beer $7.57$8.7913.9%

Health Care

ItemGainesvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $117.45$101.0416.2%
Doctor $94.06$107.4412.5%
Dentist $70.00$90.4222.6%
Ibuprofen $6.86$9.2826.0%
Lipitor $417.02$426.502.2%

Housing

ItemGainesvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $57,500.00$175,700.0067.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $830.92$1,133.2326.7%
Apartment Rent $375.00$920.0059.2%

Transportation

ItemGainesvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.84$1.997.7%
Tire Balancing $40.67$45.7611.1%

Utilities

ItemGainesvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.28$163.8112.5%
Phone $24.33$28.3914.3%
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.
Panola, AL2872-28%
Emelle, AL3176-24%
Union, AL29278-22%
Boligee, AL60979-21%
Epes, AL10882-18%
Gainesville, AL15175-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Dover, IL15181-19%
Eugenio Saenz, TX15180-20%
Muncie, IL15181-19%
Buffalo Gap, SD15178-22%
Old Mill Creek, IL15111919%
Gainesville, AL15175-25%
Source: The Gainesville, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.