Shoal Creek 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.
IndexShoal CreekAlabamaNational
Cost of living index13589100
IndexShoal CreekAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index8996100
Groceries index9897100
Health care index8787100
Housing index23673100
Transportation index9192100
Utilities index101104100

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  • The cost of living in Shoal Creek is 51% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Shoal Creek is 35% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shoal Creek is 136% higher 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$116,250$9,688$2,712$3,488
Renters$121,250$10,104$2,829$3,638

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemShoal CreekNational 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

ItemShoal CreekNational 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

ItemShoal CreekNational 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

ItemShoal CreekNational avg.Difference
Home Price $427,600.00$175,700.00143.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $830.92$1,133.2326.7%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemShoal CreekNational 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.
Sterrett, AL62278-22%
Vandiver, AL1,09078-22%
Tarrant, AL6,33180-20%
Birmingham, AL211,70582-18%
Vincent, AL1,85082-18%
Shoal Creek, AL1,38513535%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Burgettstown, PA1,38584-16%
Elroy, WI1,38589-11%
Center Hill, FL1,38585-15%
Fort Montgomery, NY1,38511919%
Antrim, NH1,38411313%
Shoal Creek, AL1,38513535%
Source: The Shoal Creek, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.