Pelham 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.
Cost of living index9789100
Goods & Services index9998100
Groceries index10298100
Health care index8185100
Housing index10071100
Transportation index8992100
Utilities index9399100

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  • The cost of living in Pelham is 10% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Pelham is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pelham is equal to 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.

Compare Pelham, AL Cost of living To Other Cities

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax

Alabama Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)

Goods & Services

ItemPelhamNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.50$14.590.6%
Beauty Salon $29.50$34.6814.9%
Toothpaste $2.49$2.470.7%
Shampoo $0.92$1.0210.0%
Movie $10.06$9.871.9%
Bowling $4.65$4.395.9%


ItemPelhamNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.47$4.480.2%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.468.5%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $4.38$3.0643.1%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $7.93$8.638.1%

Health Care

ItemPelhamNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $109.33$99.789.6%
Doctor $86.00$105.0318.1%
Dentist $65.67$88.7026.0%
Ibuprofen $7.69$9.4118.3%
Lipitor $247.00$298.5017.3%


ItemPelhamNational avg.Difference
Home Price $167,600.00$181,400.007.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $846.13$1,081.0321.7%
Apartment Rent $1,036.00$889.0016.5%


ItemPelhamNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.098.9%
Tire Balancing $37.90$45.2916.3%


ItemPelhamNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$166.92$170.802.3%
Phone $24.33$28.2613.9%
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.
Brantleyville, AL1,07377-23%
Lipscomb, AL2,05880-20%
Brighton, AL2,96680-20%
Shelby, AL1,31784-16%
Bessemer, AL27,51684-16%
Pelham, AL21,32197-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oxford, OH21,33890-10%
Sedalia, MO21,34084-16%
Biddeford, ME21,35111313%
Palm River-Clair Mel, FL21,27991-9%
Clifton, CO21,27094-6%
Pelham, AL21,32197-3%
Source: The Pelham, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.