Our Town 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.
IndexOur TownAlabamaNational
Cost of living index9989100
IndexOur TownAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index10297100
Health care index8586100
Housing indexn/a72100
Transportation index9091100
Utilities index104108100

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  • The cost of living in Our Town is 11% higher than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Our Town is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Our Town is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemOur TownNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.44$16.0922.6%
Beauty Salon $42.33$37.3313.4%
Toothpaste $2.60$2.456.4%
Shampoo $0.91$1.009.0%
Movie $10.61$10.283.2%
Bowling $6.52$4.9332.3%


ItemOur TownNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.72$3.802.3%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4020.5%
Milk $2.29$2.0113.9%
Potatoes $3.43$3.0113.8%
Pizza $11.17$9.8913.0%
Beer $8.64$8.902.9%

Health Care

ItemOur TownNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.39$102.1627.2%
Doctor $101.17$108.366.6%
Dentist $62.67$92.5332.3%
Ibuprofen $10.00$9.287.8%
Lipitor $419.90$425.821.4%


ItemOur TownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $923.33$1,202.4423.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%


ItemOur TownNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$2.2412.3%
Tire Balancing $43.78$46.295.4%


ItemOur TownNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$195.91$165.9618.0%
Phone $25.01$28.6812.8%
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.
Rockford, AL61878-22%
New Site, AL79084-16%
Kellyton, AL22884-16%
Jacksons' Gap, AL92485-15%
Hissop, AL75484-16%
Our Town, AL44799-1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ravenwood, MO44780-20%
Leola, SD44776-24%
Paradise, TX44786-14%
Phillipsburg, OH44787-13%
Veblen, SD44778-22%
Our Town, AL44799-1%
Source: The Our Town, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.