Centre 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.
IndexCentreAlabamaNational
Cost of living index8389100
IndexCentreAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9296100
Groceries index9597100
Health care index8186100
Housing index4972100
Transportation index8891100
Utilities index131108100

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  • The cost of living in Centre is 7% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Centre is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Centre is 51% 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$39,212$3,268$915$1,176
Renters$17,379$1,448$405$521

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%13.5%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemCentreNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.88$16.0913.7%
Beauty Salon $30.38$37.3318.6%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.4514.6%
Shampoo $0.94$1.006.0%
Movie $9.21$10.2810.4%
Bowling $4.52$4.938.4%

Groceries

ItemCentreNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.79$3.800.3%
Fried Chicken $1.23$1.4012.3%
Milk $1.90$2.015.6%
Potatoes $3.17$3.015.2%
Pizza $9.98$9.890.9%
Beer $7.99$8.9010.2%

Health Care

ItemCentreNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.59$102.1616.2%
Doctor $76.74$108.3629.2%
Dentist $71.41$92.5322.8%
Ibuprofen $9.17$9.281.2%
Lipitor $388.16$425.828.8%

Housing

ItemCentreNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,400.00$184,700.0047.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $788.77$1,202.4434.4%
Apartment Rent $393.00$949.0058.6%

Transportation

ItemCentreNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.2411.1%
Tire Balancing $40.11$46.2913.3%

Utilities

ItemCentreNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$260.58$165.9657.0%
Phone $29.13$28.681.5%
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.
Broomtown, AL12296-4%
Ballplay, AL1,74879-21%
Collinsville, AL1,94380-20%
Cedar Bluff, AL1,99483-17%
Tidmore Bend, AL1,26684-16%
Centre, AL3,57383-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Indianola, WA3,57313232%
Unicoi, TN3,57390-10%
Johnson, AR3,57392-8%
Barrington Hills, IL3,57419595%
Morganfield, KY3,57181-19%
Centre, AL3,57383-17%
Source: The Centre, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.