Mentone 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.
IndexMentoneAlabamaNational
Cost of living index9189100
IndexMentoneAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index9598100
Health care index10385100
Housing index7973100
Transportation index9792100
Utilities index9299100

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  • The cost of living in Mentone is 2% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Mentone is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mentone is 21% 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$29,957$2,496$699$899
Renters$18,750$1,563$437$563

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemMentoneNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.40$14.591.3%
Beauty Salon $45.00$34.6829.8%
Toothpaste $2.69$2.478.8%
Shampoo $0.92$1.0210.0%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $4.99$4.3913.6%

Groceries

ItemMentoneNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.34$4.483.1%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.70$2.3614.6%
Potatoes $2.87$3.066.3%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.28$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemMentoneNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.00$99.780.8%
Doctor $116.25$105.0310.7%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.58$9.411.8%
Lipitor $319.29$298.507.0%

Housing

ItemMentoneNational avg.Difference
Home Price $135,800.00$175,700.0022.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $979.87$1,081.039.4%
Apartment Rent $775.00$920.0015.8%

Transportation

ItemMentoneNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.3%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemMentoneNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.01$170.8018.6%
Phone $30.13$28.266.6%
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.
Broomtown, AL10473-27%
Summerville, GA4,44279-21%
Pine Ridge, AL18980-20%
Lyerly, GA48381-19%
Valley Head, AL64282-18%
Mentone, AL41791-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Newtonsville, OH41786-14%
Hawk Cove, TX41791-9%
Potts Camp, MS41776-24%
Hampton, NE41782-18%
Columbus City, IA41780-20%
Mentone, AL41791-9%
Source: The Mentone, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.