Thomasville 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.
IndexThomasvilleAlabamaNational
Cost of living index8789100
IndexThomasvilleAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9698100
Groceries index10398100
Health care index8885100
Housing index6073100
Transportation index9692100
Utilities index10799100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Thomasville, AL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Alabama and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Thomasville, AL is 87, which is 3% lower than the Alabama average and 13% 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 Thomasville, AL are 2% lower than the average for Alabama and 5% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Thomasville is 3% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Thomasville is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Thomasville is 40% 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$47,528$3,961$1,109$1,426
Renters$22,591$1,883$527$678
The affordability of the housing market in Thomasville, AL as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Thomasville, AL homeowners, the median income is $47,528. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,109 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $22,591. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $527 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Alabama2%5%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Thomasville, AL is the Alabama sales tax and Alabama income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Alabama sales tax rate is 4% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Alabama income tax rates range from 2% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.38$14.598.3%
Beauty Salon $33.88$34.682.3%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.4722.9%
Shampoo $1.04$1.021.8%
Movie $9.75$9.871.2%
Bowling $4.02$4.398.5%

Groceries

ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.83$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.61$2.3610.7%
Potatoes $3.72$3.0621.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.50$99.785.3%
Doctor $78.60$105.0325.2%
Dentist $79.40$88.7010.5%
Ibuprofen $9.84$9.414.5%
Lipitor $273.56$298.508.4%

Housing

ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $109,600.00$175,700.0037.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $832.83$1,081.0323.0%
Apartment Rent $498.00$920.0045.9%

Transportation

ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.2%
Tire Balancing $47.96$45.295.9%

Utilities

ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$188.02$170.8010.1%
Phone $29.01$28.262.7%
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.
Nanafalia, AL7769-31%
Pine Hill, AL1,04580-20%
Fulton, AL26983-17%
Sweet Water, AL22184-16%
Grove Hill, AL1,49491-9%
Thomasville, AL4,13687-13%

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Lisbon Falls, ME4,1351033%
Metter, GA4,13782-18%
Prairie du Sac, WI4,1371044%
North Sea, NY4,13419292%
Bonsall, CA4,13816161%
Thomasville, AL4,13687-13%
Source: The Thomasville, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.