Millbrook 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.
IndexMillbrookAlabamaNational
Cost of living index9389100
IndexMillbrookAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index9898100
Health care index8185100
Housing index8373100
Transportation index8992100
Utilities index10699100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Millbrook, AL is displayed above. In Millbrook, AL, the overall cost of living index is 93, which is 4% higher than the Alabama average and 7% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Millbrook, AL, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the Alabama average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Millbrook is 4% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Millbrook is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Millbrook is 17% 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$68,780$5,732$1,605$2,064
Renters$41,090$3,424$959$1,233
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Millbrook, AL, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Millbrook, AL homeowners have a median income of $68,780. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,605 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $41,090, which means there is a maximum of $959 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Alabama2%5%
The Alabama sales tax and Alabama income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Millbrook, AL. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Alabama sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Alabama income tax rates range from 2% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemMillbrookNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.80$14.591.4%
Beauty Salon $31.80$34.688.3%
Toothpaste $2.27$2.478.2%
Shampoo $0.97$1.025.1%
Movie $9.84$9.870.3%
Bowling $3.87$4.3911.9%

Groceries

ItemMillbrookNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.29$4.484.2%
Fried Chicken $1.37$1.466.4%
Milk $2.63$2.3611.6%
Potatoes $3.18$3.063.9%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.71$8.630.9%

Health Care

ItemMillbrookNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.00$99.7825.8%
Doctor $80.00$105.0323.8%
Dentist $69.67$88.7021.5%
Ibuprofen $9.71$9.413.2%
Lipitor $252.97$298.5015.3%

Housing

ItemMillbrookNational avg.Difference
Home Price $138,900.00$175,700.0020.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $950.68$1,081.0312.1%
Apartment Rent $856.00$920.007.0%

Transportation

ItemMillbrookNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$2.0911.2%
Tire Balancing $41.33$45.298.7%

Utilities

ItemMillbrookNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.98$170.806.5%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
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.
Marbury, AL1,83682-18%
Elmore, AL1,73884-16%
Holtville, AL4,46690-10%
Montgomery, AL204,09590-10%
Wetumpka, AL7,13692-8%
Millbrook, AL14,85893-7%

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Millbrook, AL14,85893-7%
Source: The Millbrook, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.