Spruce Pine 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.
IndexSpruce PineAlabamaNational
Cost of living index9689100
IndexSpruce PineAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9697100
Health care index8487100
Housing indexn/a73100
Transportation index9492100
Utilities index104104100

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  • The cost of living in Spruce Pine is 8% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Spruce Pine is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Spruce Pine 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.

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Goods & Services

ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.17$15.569.0%
Beauty Salon $29.93$36.1117.1%
Toothpaste $2.16$2.4712.6%
Shampoo $1.03$0.967.1%
Movie $11.05$10.139.1%
Bowling $4.75$4.740.4%


ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.84$3.983.5%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.416.0%
Milk $1.81$2.0612.3%
Potatoes $2.67$2.9810.4%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.4%
Beer $8.18$8.797.0%

Health Care

ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.13$101.0425.6%
Doctor $74.33$107.4430.8%
Dentist $76.27$90.4215.6%
Ibuprofen $8.44$9.289.0%
Lipitor $431.13$426.501.1%


ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $877.10$1,133.2322.6%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%


ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.9%
Tire Balancing $44.57$45.762.6%


ItemSpruce PineNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.64$163.810.7%
Phone $31.58$28.3911.2%
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.
Belgreen, AL9477-23%
Phil Campbell, AL1,01678-22%
Hodges, AL30779-21%
Hackleburg, AL1,60980-20%
Bear Creek, AL1,51081-19%
Spruce Pine, AL096-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Clipper Mills, CA01099%
Roseville, IA094-6%
Zarephath, NJ01099%
Barrera, TX080-20%
Thompsonville, TX080-20%
Spruce Pine, AL096-4%
Source: The Spruce Pine, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.