Livingston 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.
IndexLivingstonAlabamaNational
Cost of living index8989100
IndexLivingstonAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9296100
Groceries index9697100
Health care index8486100
Housing index8172100
Transportation index9191100
Utilities index101108100
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  • The cost of living in Livingston is equal to the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Livingston is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Livingston is 19% 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$80,739$6,728$1,884$2,422
Renters$13,633$1,136$318$409

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%13.5%

Alabama Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemLivingstonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.33$16.094.7%
Beauty Salon $34.18$37.338.4%
Toothpaste $3.52$2.4543.7%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0016.0%
Movie $10.49$10.282.1%
Bowling $5.28$4.937.1%

Groceries

ItemLivingstonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.01$3.805.4%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.409.6%
Milk $2.26$2.0112.4%
Potatoes $5.16$3.0171.4%
Pizza $8.49$9.8914.1%
Beer $8.14$8.908.6%

Health Care

ItemLivingstonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $116.33$102.1613.9%
Doctor $86.11$108.3620.5%
Dentist $71.22$92.5323.0%
Ibuprofen $5.96$9.2835.8%
Lipitor $432.03$425.821.5%

Housing

ItemLivingstonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $163,400.00$184,700.0011.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $972.83$1,202.4419.1%
Apartment Rent $595.00$949.0037.3%

Transportation

ItemLivingstonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$2.2410.3%
Tire Balancing $43.49$46.296.1%

Utilities

ItemLivingstonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$190.76$165.9614.9%
Phone $24.33$28.6815.2%
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.
Emelle, AL4693-7%
Boligee, AL59476-24%
Epes, AL16976-24%
York, AL3,02172-28%
Bellamy, AL68173-27%
Livingston, AL3,48589-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Freeland, PA3,48586-14%
Wildwood Lake, TN3,48685-15%
Combined Locks, WI3,48693-7%
Bunk Foss, WA3,48414242%
Vandenberg AFB, CA3,48313232%
Livingston, AL3,48589-11%
Source: The Livingston, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.