Gulf Shores 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.
IndexGulf ShoresAlabamaNational
Cost of living index9989100
IndexGulf ShoresAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index10398100
Health care index8885100
Housing index10371100
Transportation index9692100
Utilities index10799100

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Gulf Shores is 12% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Gulf Shores is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gulf Shores is 3% higher 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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Compare Gulf Shores, AL Cost of living To Other Cities

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemGulf ShoresNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.38$14.598.3%
Beauty Salon $33.88$34.682.3%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.4722.9%
Shampoo $1.04$1.021.8%
Movie $9.75$9.871.2%
Bowling $4.02$4.398.5%

Groceries

ItemGulf ShoresNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.83$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.61$2.3610.7%
Potatoes $3.72$3.0621.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemGulf ShoresNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.50$99.785.3%
Doctor $78.60$105.0325.2%
Dentist $79.40$88.7010.5%
Ibuprofen $9.84$9.414.5%
Lipitor $273.56$298.508.4%

Housing

ItemGulf ShoresNational avg.Difference
Home Price $189,400.00$181,400.004.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $832.83$1,081.0323.0%
Apartment Rent $884.00$889.000.6%

Transportation

ItemGulf ShoresNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.2%
Tire Balancing $47.96$45.295.9%

Utilities

ItemGulf ShoresNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$188.02$170.8010.1%
Phone $29.01$28.262.7%
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.
Elberta, AL1,71387-13%
Foley, AL14,60395-5%
Magnolia Springs, AL8671044%
Perdido Beach, AL6341055%
Orange Beach, AL5,42411515%
Gulf Shores, AL9,67199-1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cottage Grove, OR9,6711088%
Jeannette, PA9,67287-13%
Warren, PA9,67279-21%
North Bend, OR9,67911010%
Bee Ridge, FL9,68011010%
Gulf Shores, AL9,67199-1%
Source: The Gulf Shores, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.