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.
An overview of the general cost of living index for Hoover, AL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Hoover, AL enjoy a cost of living index of 105. This index is 18% higher than the Alabama average, and 5% higher 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 Hoover, AL, the average cost of goods and services is 5% lower than it is in Alabama, and it is 8% lower than the national average.
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The cost of living in Hoover is 18% higher than the Alabama average.
The cost of living in Hoover is 5% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Hoover is 33% higher 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Hoover, AL to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Hoover, AL, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Hoover, AL salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.
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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Hoover, AL as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Hoover, AL homeowners, is $103,516. This would allow for a maximum of $2,415 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $47,216 which would result in a maximum of $1,102 to be spent on rental costs.
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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Hoover, AL, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Alabama, as well as the rate for income tax in Alabama. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Alabama is 13.5%, and the sales tax in the state of Alabama is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Alabama starts from 2% and goes up to 5%.
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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.