Tillmans Corner 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.
IndexTillmans CornerAlabamaNational
Cost of living index9189100
IndexTillmans CornerAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index10097100
Health care index9487100
Housing index6973100
Transportation index9592100
Utilities index115104100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Tillmans Corner, AL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Alabama and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Tillmans Corner, AL is 91, which is 2% higher than the Alabama average and 9% 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 Tillmans Corner, AL are 2% higher than the average for Alabama and 2% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Tillmans Corner is 2% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Tillmans Corner is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tillmans Corner is 31% 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$57,897$4,825$1,351$1,737
Renters$21,221$1,768$495$637
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Tillmans Corner, AL, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Tillmans Corner, AL has a median income of about $57,897 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,351 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $21,221. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $495 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%10%

Alabama Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Alabama2%5%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Tillmans Corner, AL, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Alabama, as well as the rate for income tax in Alabama. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Alabama is 10%, and the sales tax in the state of Alabama is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Alabama starts from 2% and goes up to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemTillmans CornerNational 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

ItemTillmans CornerNational 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

ItemTillmans CornerNational 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

ItemTillmans CornerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $115,800.00$175,700.0034.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $810.71$1,133.2328.5%
Apartment Rent $698.00$920.0024.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemTillmans CornerNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Prichard, AL22,47585-15%
Chickasaw, AL6,02687-13%
Belle Fontaine, AL55788-12%
Bayou La Batre, AL2,66189-11%
Theodore, AL6,05192-8%
Tillmans Corner, AL19,10591-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Brownwood, TX19,10781-19%
Clemmons, NC19,1011033%
Matteson, IL19,097100-0%
Fairwood, WA19,08814343%
Port Angeles, WA19,1251099%
Tillmans Corner, AL19,10591-9%
Source: The Tillmans Corner, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.