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Overall 7%
Goods & Services 2%
Housing 17%
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. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexLevel PlainsAlabamaNational
Cost of living9389100
Goods & Services9898100
Groceries10996100
Health care10091100
Housing8372100
Transportation8891100
Utilities91103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Level Plains is 4% higher than the Alabama average
  • The cost of living in Level Plains is 7% lower than the national average
  • Level Plains housing is 17% lower than the national average
  • Alabama general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average
  • Alabama state income tax is 19% 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$65,500$5,458$1,528$1,965
      Renters$54,306$4,526$1,267$1,629

      Alabama Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Alabama4%13.5%

      Alabama Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemLevel PlainsNational 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

      ItemLevel PlainsNational 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

      ItemLevel PlainsNational 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

      ItemLevel PlainsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $137,700.00$184,700.0025.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $919.74$1,273.3227.8%
      Apartment Rent $961.00$949.001.3%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemLevel PlainsNational 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.
      Slocomb, AL1,58981-19%
      Malvern, AL1,78582-18%
      Hartford, AL2,64183-17%
      Clayhatchee, AL48383-17%
      Coffee Springs, AL26884-16%
      Level Plains, AL2,43093-7%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Warren AFB, WY2,4301077%
      Carrollton, IL2,43083-17%
      Lake Crystal, MN2,43093-7%
      New Llano, LA2,43284-16%
      Shinnston, WV2,43282-18%
      Level Plains, AL2,43093-7%
      Source: The Level Plains, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.