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Overall 19%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 47%
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.
IndexLexingtonAlabamaNational
Cost of living8189100
Goods & Services9698100
Groceries9196100
Health care7791100
Housing5372100
Transportation8991100
Utilities100103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Lexington is 9% lower than the Alabama average
  • The cost of living in Lexington is 19% lower than the national average
  • Lexington housing is 47% 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$48,214$4,018$1,125$1,447
      Renters$18,000$1,500$420$540

      Alabama Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Alabama4%13.5%

      Alabama Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.10$17.4919.4%
      Beauty Salon $29.40$38.1723.0%
      Toothpaste $2.06$2.3211.2%
      Shampoo $1.17$1.0115.6%
      Movie $13.13$10.7222.4%
      Bowling $15.00$13.868.2%

      Groceries

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $2.74$3.9029.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.33$1.404.7%
      Milk $1.51$1.9623.0%
      Potatoes $2.10$3.1834.0%
      Pizza $9.94$10.394.4%
      Beer $9.33$9.231.1%

      Health Care

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $75.60$106.3428.9%
      Doctor $70.00$115.2539.3%
      Dentist $71.00$98.3827.8%
      Ibuprofen $8.82$9.264.8%
      Lipitor $471.68$466.471.1%

      Housing

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $103,500.00$184,700.0044.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $966.05$1,273.3224.1%
      Apartment Rent $422.00$949.0055.5%

      Transportation

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.39$2.597.9%
      Tire Balancing $42.60$48.9012.9%

      Utilities

      ItemLexingtonNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$168.39$167.600.5%
      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.
      Iron City, TN23669-31%
      St. Joseph, TN86779-21%
      Lester, AL13181-19%
      Minor Hill, TN61081-19%
      Loretto, TN2,10580-20%
      Lexington, AL68381-19%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Naches, WA68396-4%
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      Emily, MN68311414%
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      Source: The Lexington, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.