Avon cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexAvonAlabamaNational
Cost of living8689100
IndexAvonAlabamaNational
Goods & Services9898100
Groceries10996100
Health care10091100
Housing6072100
Transportation8891100
Utilities91103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Avon is 4% lower than the Alabama average
  • The cost of living in Avon is 14% lower than the national average
  • Avon housing 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$49,286$4,107$1,150$1,479
      Renters$27,500$2,292$642$825

      Alabama Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Alabama4%13.5%

      Alabama Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Alabama2%5%

      Goods & Services

      ItemAvonNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $12.60$17.4928.0%
      Beauty Salon $39.00$38.172.2%
      Toothpaste $2.32$2.320.0%
      Shampoo $0.89$1.0112.0%
      Movie $12.52$10.7216.7%
      Bowling $14.00$13.861.0%

      Groceries

      ItemAvonNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.16$3.906.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.59$1.4013.9%
      Milk $2.49$1.9626.9%
      Potatoes $4.47$3.1840.4%
      Pizza $10.49$10.390.9%
      Beer $9.32$9.231.0%

      Health Care

      ItemAvonNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $80.40$106.3424.4%
      Doctor $110.75$115.253.9%
      Dentist $94.75$98.383.7%
      Ibuprofen $12.18$9.2631.5%
      Lipitor $498.87$466.476.9%

      Housing

      ItemAvonNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $110,000.00$184,700.0040.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $919.74$1,273.3227.8%
      Apartment Rent $570.00$949.0039.9%

      Transportation

      ItemAvonNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.33$2.5910.1%
      Tire Balancing $42.91$48.9012.2%

      Utilities

      ItemAvonNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$142.23$167.6015.1%
      Phone $178.98$163.429.5%
      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.
      Cedar Springs, GA7898-3%
      Gordon, AL25579-21%
      Madrid, AL41179-21%
      Napier Field, AL51279-21%
      Cottonwood, AL1,31681-19%
      Avon, AL46586-14%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Munnsville, NY46588-12%
      Rosslyn Farms, PA46512929%
      North Gate, CA46512929%
      Lyons, OH46586-14%
      Chokio, MN46583-17%
      Avon, AL46586-14%
      Source: The Avon, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.