Graham 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.
IndexGrahamAlabamaNational
Cost of living index9289100
IndexGrahamAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9498100
Groceries index9498100
Health care index8085100
Housing index8973100
Transportation index8992100
Utilities index9699100

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  • The cost of living in Graham is 3% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Graham is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Graham is 11% 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$63,250$5,271$1,476$1,898
Renters$41,453$3,454$967$1,244

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemGrahamNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $29.20$34.6815.8%
Toothpaste $2.02$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $7.00$4.3959.4%

Groceries

ItemGrahamNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$4.4810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.24$1.4615.3%
Milk $2.05$2.3613.0%
Potatoes $2.79$3.068.9%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $7.83$8.639.3%

Health Care

ItemGrahamNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.00$99.7813.8%
Doctor $79.00$105.0324.8%
Dentist $74.40$88.7016.1%
Ibuprofen $9.36$9.410.6%
Lipitor $215.26$298.5027.9%

Housing

ItemGrahamNational avg.Difference
Home Price $156,600.00$175,700.0010.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $821.09$1,081.0324.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemGrahamNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$2.099.4%
Tire Balancing $38.91$45.2914.1%

Utilities

ItemGrahamNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$173.64$170.801.7%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Wedowee, AL89678-22%
Morrison Crossroads, AL21481-19%
Bowdon, GA1,85682-18%
Woodland, AL26983-17%
Heflin, AL3,49784-16%
Graham, AL38392-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Courtland, KS38378-22%
Bunn, NC38388-12%
Sidman, PA38389-11%
Burnettsville, IN38381-19%
Charlotte, IA38385-15%
Graham, AL38392-8%
Source: The Graham, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.