Winfield 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 index8089100
Goods & Services index8998100
Groceries index8798100
Health care index9685100
Housing index5973100
Transportation index9692100
Utilities index7899100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Winfield, AL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Winfield, AL enjoy a cost of living index of 80. This index is 11% lower than the Alabama average, and 20% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Winfield, AL, the average cost of goods and services is 9% lower than it is in Alabama, and it is 11% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Winfield is 11% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Winfield is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Winfield is 41% 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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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Winfield, AL, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Winfield, AL homeowners have a median income of $48,981. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,143 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $33,016, which means there is a maximum of $770 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Alabama Sales Tax

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Alabama Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Winfield, 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

ItemWinfieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.80$14.591.4%
Beauty Salon $25.98$34.6825.1%
Toothpaste $1.68$2.4732.1%
Shampoo $0.80$1.0221.7%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%


ItemWinfieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.90$4.4812.9%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4626.2%
Milk $2.36$2.360.1%
Potatoes $2.81$3.068.2%
Pizza $9.95$9.247.6%
Beer $7.64$8.6311.5%

Health Care

ItemWinfieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.67$99.780.1%
Doctor $80.67$105.0323.2%
Dentist $97.00$88.709.4%
Ibuprofen $7.64$9.4118.8%
Lipitor $299.58$298.500.4%


ItemWinfieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $98,400.00$175,700.0044.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $781.10$1,081.0327.7%
Apartment Rent $594.00$920.0035.4%


ItemWinfieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$2.097.8%
Tire Balancing $47.96$45.295.9%


ItemWinfieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$119.71$170.8029.9%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Beaverton, AL23570-30%
Brilliant, AL1,05378-22%
Gu-Win, AL11173-27%
Eldridge, AL16678-22%
Glen Allen, AL47273-27%
Winfield, AL4,30080-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
East Troy, WI4,3001000%
Sergeant Bluff, IA4,30095-5%
Beechwood, MS4,29992-8%
Jasper, FL4,30182-18%
Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,298221121%
Winfield, AL4,30080-20%
Source: The Winfield, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.