Clanton 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.
IndexClantonAlabamaNational
Cost of living8789100
IndexClantonAlabamaNational
Goods & Services9798100
Groceries10096100
Health care8391100
Housing6472100
Transportation9291100
Utilities100103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Clanton is 3% lower than the Alabama average
  • The cost of living in Clanton is 13% lower than the national average
  • Clanton housing is 36% 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$48,384$4,032$1,129$1,452
      Renters$27,813$2,318$649$834
      The affordability of the housing market in Clanton, AL as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Clanton homeowners, the median income is $48,384. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,129 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $27,813. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $649 for their rent related monthly costs.

      Alabama Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Alabama4%13.5%

      Alabama Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemClantonNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.20$17.491.7%
      Beauty Salon $44.60$38.1716.8%
      Toothpaste $1.90$2.3218.1%
      Shampoo $0.93$1.018.1%
      Movie $8.53$10.7220.5%
      Bowling $15.00$13.868.2%

      Groceries

      ItemClantonNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.21$3.9017.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.41$1.401.0%
      Milk $2.40$1.9622.3%
      Potatoes $3.66$3.1815.0%
      Pizza $10.89$10.394.8%
      Beer $9.69$9.235.0%

      Health Care

      ItemClantonNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $86.00$106.3419.1%
      Doctor $94.00$115.2518.4%
      Dentist $65.00$98.3833.9%
      Ibuprofen $10.60$9.2614.5%
      Lipitor $476.07$466.472.1%

      Housing

      ItemClantonNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $114,300.00$184,700.0038.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,108.92$1,273.3212.9%
      Apartment Rent $652.00$949.0031.3%

      Transportation

      ItemClantonNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.40$2.597.5%
      Tire Balancing $46.59$48.904.7%

      Utilities

      ItemClantonNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$168.77$167.600.7%
      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.
      Billingsley, AL11574-26%
      Maplesville, AL78683-17%
      Jemison, AL2,62281-19%
      Marbury, AL1,98987-13%
      Thorsby, AL2,00785-15%
      Clanton, AL8,73087-13%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Midland, WA8,7301044%
      Fairless Hills, PA8,73011111%
      Perry Heights, OH8,73286-14%
      Commerce, TX8,73280-20%
      Old Orchard Beach, ME8,7271088%
      Clanton, AL8,73087-13%
      Source: The Clanton, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.