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.
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Talladega, AL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Alabama and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Talladega, AL is 83, which is 7% lower than the Alabama average and 17% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Talladega, AL are 4% lower than the average for Alabama and 8% lower than the rest of the country.
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The cost of living in Talladega is 7% lower than the Alabama average.
The cost of living in Talladega is 17% lower than the national average.
The cost of housing in Talladega is 51% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current income in Talladega, AL to any other city in the country. The calculator will tell you how much income you would need to make in a particular city to live at the same level based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to move to is higher than that of Talladega, AL, then you would need to earn a higher salary in order to enjoy the same standard of living. To use the Talladega, AL salary calculator, enter the name of the new city, then move the slider to your current salary level. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if your salary would need to increase or decrease for the new city. You will also see a complete overview of the cost of living.
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A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Talladega, AL, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Talladega, AL has a median income of about $36,674 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $856 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $19,232. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $449 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.
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The Alabama sales tax and Alabama income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Talladega, AL. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Alabama sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 13.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Alabama income tax rates range from 2% to 5%.
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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.