Wetumpka 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.
Cost of living index9289100
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index9898100
Health care index8185100
Housing index8273100
Transportation index8992100
Utilities index10699100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Wetumpka, AL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Alabama and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Wetumpka, AL is 92, which is 3% higher than the Alabama average and 8% 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 Wetumpka, AL are 1% lower than the average for Alabama and 3% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Wetumpka is 3% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Wetumpka is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wetumpka is 18% 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

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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Wetumpka, AL by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Wetumpka, AL have a median income of $55,732. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,300 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $38,167, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $891.

Alabama Sales Tax

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Alabama Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Wetumpka, AL you will want to make sure you consider both the Alabama sales tax and the Alabama income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Alabama is 4%, with the highest surtax being 10%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Alabama have a range from 2% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemWetumpkaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.80$14.591.4%
Beauty Salon $31.80$34.688.3%
Toothpaste $2.27$2.478.2%
Shampoo $0.97$1.025.1%
Movie $9.84$9.870.3%
Bowling $3.87$4.3911.9%


ItemWetumpkaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.29$4.484.2%
Fried Chicken $1.37$1.466.4%
Milk $2.63$2.3611.6%
Potatoes $3.18$3.063.9%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.71$8.630.9%

Health Care

ItemWetumpkaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.00$99.7825.8%
Doctor $80.00$105.0323.8%
Dentist $69.67$88.7021.5%
Ibuprofen $9.71$9.413.2%
Lipitor $252.97$298.5015.3%


ItemWetumpkaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $143,200.00$175,700.0018.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $950.68$1,081.0312.1%
Apartment Rent $777.00$920.0015.5%


ItemWetumpkaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$2.0911.2%
Tire Balancing $41.33$45.298.7%


ItemWetumpkaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.98$170.806.5%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
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.
Elmore, AL1,73884-16%
Eclectic, AL83088-12%
Holtville, AL4,46690-10%
Montgomery, AL204,09590-10%
Millbrook, AL14,85893-7%
Wetumpka, AL7,13692-8%

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Independence, OH7,1361066%
Kingston, RI7,13613434%
Delafield, WI7,13612222%
Salem, IL7,13583-17%
Greenville CDP (Westchester County), NY7,13819898%
Wetumpka, AL7,13692-8%
Source: The Wetumpka, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.