Satsuma 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.
IndexSatsumaAlabamaNational
Cost of living index9789100
IndexSatsumaAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index10097100
Health care index9487100
Housing index8973100
Transportation index9592100
Utilities index115104100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Satsuma, AL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Alabama and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Satsuma, AL is 97, which is 9% higher than the Alabama average and 3% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Satsuma, AL are 2% higher than the average for Alabama and 2% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Satsuma is 9% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Satsuma is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Satsuma is 11% 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$64,138$5,345$1,496$1,924
Renters$26,250$2,188$612$788
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Satsuma, AL, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Satsuma, AL, the median monthly income is $64,138 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,496 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $26,250, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $612 on monthly rental expenses.

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Alabama2%5%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Satsuma, AL, the Alabama income tax and the Alabama sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Alabama maximum surtax is 10%, and the Alabama sales tax is 4%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2% to 5% in Alabama.

Goods & Services

ItemSatsumaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.32$15.568.0%
Beauty Salon $36.60$36.111.4%
Toothpaste $2.28$2.477.8%
Shampoo $0.97$0.960.4%
Movie $11.58$10.1314.3%
Bowling $4.69$4.741.0%

Groceries

ItemSatsumaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.91$3.981.8%
Fried Chicken $1.14$1.4118.7%
Milk $2.39$2.0615.7%
Potatoes $3.47$2.9816.4%
Pizza $8.92$9.475.9%
Beer $8.99$8.792.2%

Health Care

ItemSatsumaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $125.50$101.0424.2%
Doctor $91.29$107.4415.0%
Dentist $76.01$90.4215.9%
Ibuprofen $9.98$9.287.5%
Lipitor $452.15$426.506.0%

Housing

ItemSatsumaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $150,300.00$175,700.0014.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $810.71$1,133.2328.5%
Apartment Rent $903.00$920.001.8%

Transportation

ItemSatsumaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.5%
Tire Balancing $45.05$45.761.6%

Utilities

ItemSatsumaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$189.27$163.8115.5%
Phone $32.97$28.3916.1%
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.

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Bucks, AL451000%
Gulfcrest, AL1231000%
Chunchula, AL15374-26%
Movico, AL14980-20%
Prichard, AL22,47585-15%
Satsuma, AL6,14597-3%

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Glenarden, MD6,14512020%
Grafton, OH6,14596-4%
Vancleave, MS6,14796-4%
Clearfield, PA6,14381-19%
Holly, MI6,14290-10%
Satsuma, AL6,14597-3%
Source: The Satsuma, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.