Owens Cross Roads cost of living index

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. 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexOwens Cross RoadsAlabamaNational
Cost of living9389100
IndexOwens Cross RoadsAlabamaNational
Goods & Services10598100
Groceries9396100
Health care10091100
Housing7372100
Transportation9991100
Utilities97103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Owens Cross Roads is 4% higher than the Alabama average
  • The cost of living in Owens Cross Roads is 7% lower than the national average
  • Owens Cross Roads housing is 27% 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$75,395$6,283$1,759$2,262
      Renters$35,398$2,950$826$1,062

      Alabama Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Alabama4%13.5%

      Alabama Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemOwens Cross RoadsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.00$17.492.9%
      Beauty Salon $31.32$38.1717.9%
      Toothpaste $2.29$2.321.3%
      Shampoo $0.89$1.0112.0%
      Movie $9.19$10.7214.3%
      Bowling $20.00$13.8644.3%

      Groceries

      ItemOwens Cross RoadsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.40$3.9012.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.57$1.4012.5%
      Milk $1.36$1.9630.7%
      Potatoes $2.47$3.1822.4%
      Pizza $10.49$10.390.9%
      Beer $9.24$9.230.1%

      Health Care

      ItemOwens Cross RoadsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $108.00$106.341.6%
      Doctor $115.00$115.250.2%
      Dentist $102.00$98.383.7%
      Ibuprofen $8.15$9.2612.0%
      Lipitor $469.79$466.470.7%

      Housing

      ItemOwens Cross RoadsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $131,800.00$184,700.0028.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $829.23$1,273.3234.9%
      Apartment Rent $741.00$949.0021.9%

      Transportation

      ItemOwens Cross RoadsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.36$2.598.9%
      Tire Balancing $56.00$48.9014.5%

      Utilities

      ItemOwens Cross RoadsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$161.29$167.603.8%
      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.

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      Owens Cross Roads, AL1,79993-7%

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      Source: The Owens Cross Roads, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.