Red Bay 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.
IndexRed BayAlabamaNational
Cost of living index7689100
IndexRed BayAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index8998100
Groceries index8798100
Health care index9685100
Housing index4773100
Transportation index9692100
Utilities index7899100

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  • The cost of living in Red Bay is 15% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Red Bay is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Red Bay is 53% 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$38,696$3,225$903$1,161
Renters$19,836$1,653$463$595

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemRed BayNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.80$14.591.4%
Beauty Salon $25.98$34.6825.1%
Toothpaste $1.68$2.4732.1%
Shampoo $0.80$1.0221.7%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemRed BayNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.90$4.4812.9%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4626.2%
Milk $2.36$2.360.1%
Potatoes $2.81$3.068.2%
Pizza $9.95$9.247.6%
Beer $7.64$8.6311.5%

Health Care

ItemRed BayNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.67$99.780.1%
Doctor $80.67$105.0323.2%
Dentist $97.00$88.709.4%
Ibuprofen $7.64$9.4118.8%
Lipitor $299.58$298.500.4%

Housing

ItemRed BayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $81,800.00$175,700.0053.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $781.10$1,081.0327.7%
Apartment Rent $447.00$920.0051.4%

Transportation

ItemRed BayNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$2.097.8%
Tire Balancing $47.96$45.295.9%

Utilities

ItemRed BayNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$119.71$170.8029.9%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Vina, AL35876-24%
Tishomingo, MS44279-21%
Hodges, AL30779-21%
Tremont, MS44575-25%
Golden, MS17576-24%
Red Bay, AL3,14376-24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Watergate, FL3,14293-7%
Tonkawa, OK3,14479-21%
Hiawatha, KS3,14483-17%
Cashmere, WA3,14199-1%
Tolono, IL3,14192-8%
Red Bay, AL3,14376-24%
Source: The Red Bay, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.