Nectar 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.
IndexNectarAlabamaNational
Cost of living index8289100
IndexNectarAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index8996100
Groceries index9897100
Health care index8787100
Housing index5973100
Transportation index9192100
Utilities index101104100

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  • The cost of living in Nectar is 8% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Nectar is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Nectar is 41% 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$36,750$3,063$857$1,103
Renters$38,750$3,229$904$1,163

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemNectarNational 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

ItemNectarNational 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

ItemNectarNational 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

ItemNectarNational avg.Difference
Home Price $75,000.00$175,700.0057.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $830.92$1,133.2326.7%
Apartment Rent $908.00$920.001.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemNectarNational 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.
Trafford, AL65277-23%
County Line, AL27677-23%
Allgood, AL60778-22%
Warrior, AL3,19180-20%
Rosa, AL35880-20%
Nectar, AL31882-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Argyle, NY31897-3%
Armstrong, MO31879-21%
Great Cacapon, WV31886-14%
Alba, MI31881-19%
Tynan, TX31876-24%
Nectar, AL31882-18%
Source: The Nectar, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.