B+
Overall 13%
Goods & Services 5%
Housing 45%
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.
IndexSneadAlabamaNational
Cost of living8789100
Goods & Services10598100
Groceries9396100
Health care10091100
Housing5572100
Transportation9991100
Utilities97103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Snead is 3% lower than the Alabama average
  • The cost of living in Snead is 13% lower than the national average
  • Snead housing is 45% 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$46,667$3,889$1,089$1,400
      Renters$20,795$1,733$485$624

      Alabama Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Alabama4%13.5%

      Alabama Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemSneadNational 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

      ItemSneadNational 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

      ItemSneadNational 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

      ItemSneadNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $107,300.00$184,700.0041.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $829.23$1,273.3234.9%
      Apartment Rent $463.00$949.0051.2%

      Transportation

      ItemSneadNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.36$2.598.9%
      Tire Balancing $56.00$48.9014.5%

      Utilities

      ItemSneadNational 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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      Altoona, AL76877-23%
      Allgood, AL66377-23%
      Snead, AL71087-13%

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