Demopolis 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 index8489100
Goods & Services index9998100
Groceries index9496100
Health care index10091100
Housing index5972100
Transportation index8691100
Utilities index93103100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Demopolis, AL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Demopolis, AL is 84, which is 5% lower than the Alabama average and 16% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Demopolis, AL are 1% higher than the Alabama average and 1% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Demopolis is 5% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Demopolis is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Demopolis 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Demopolis, 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 Demopolis, AL have a median income of $47,076. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,098 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $14,568, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $340.

Alabama Sales Tax

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For those who live in Demopolis, AL and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Alabama income tax rate and the Alabama sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Alabama, the sales tax is 4%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 13.5%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Alabama, the income tax rate ranges between 2% to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemDemopolisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.50$17.4922.8%
Beauty Salon $35.20$38.177.8%
Toothpaste $1.84$2.3220.7%
Shampoo $0.98$1.013.2%
Movie $10.80$10.720.7%
Bowling $10.00$13.8627.9%


ItemDemopolisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.01$3.9022.8%
Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4024.1%
Milk $2.26$1.9615.2%
Potatoes $2.98$3.186.4%
Pizza $10.34$10.390.5%
Beer $8.28$9.2310.3%

Health Care

ItemDemopolisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $109.50$106.343.0%
Doctor $81.67$115.2529.1%
Dentist $119.25$98.3821.2%
Ibuprofen $10.00$9.268.0%
Lipitor $445.33$466.474.5%


ItemDemopolisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $115,100.00$184,700.0037.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $891.73$1,273.3230.0%
Apartment Rent $488.00$949.0048.6%


ItemDemopolisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.5911.4%
Tire Balancing $41.71$48.9014.7%


ItemDemopolisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.85$167.6011.8%
Phone $178.05$163.429.0%
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.
Dayton, AL3095-5%
Faunsdale, AL4673-27%
Forkland, AL72976-24%
Greensboro, AL2,48280-20%
Linden, AL2,29282-18%
Demopolis, AL7,16784-16%

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Fabens, TX7,16877-23%
Heber Springs, AR7,16980-20%
Acton, CA7,17014848%
Woodlake, VA7,17211212%
Demopolis, AL7,16784-16%
Source: The Demopolis, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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