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Overall 15%
Goods & Services 1%
Housing 40%
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.
IndexThomasvilleAlabamaNational
Cost of living8589100
Goods & Services9998100
Groceries9496100
Health care10091100
Housing6072100
Transportation8691100
Utilities93103100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Thomasville is 5% lower than the Alabama average
  • The cost of living in Thomasville is 15% lower than the national average
  • Thomasville housing is 40% lower than the national average
  • Alabama general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average
  • Alabama state income tax is 19% 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$52,574$4,381$1,227$1,577
      Renters$27,604$2,300$644$828
      The affordability of the housing market in Thomasville, AL as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Thomasville homeowners, the median income is $52,574. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,227 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $27,604. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $644 for their rent related monthly costs.

      Alabama Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Alabama4%13.5%

      Alabama Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $13.50$17.4922.8%
      Beauty Salon $35.20$38.177.8%
      Toothpaste $1.84$2.3220.7%
      Shampoo $0.98$1.013.2%
      Movie $10.80$10.720.7%
      Bowling $10.00$13.8627.9%

      Groceries

      ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.01$3.9022.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4024.1%
      Milk $2.26$1.9615.2%
      Potatoes $2.98$3.186.4%
      Pizza $10.34$10.390.5%
      Beer $8.28$9.2310.3%

      Health Care

      ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $109.50$106.343.0%
      Doctor $81.67$115.2529.1%
      Dentist $119.25$98.3821.2%
      Ibuprofen $10.00$9.268.0%
      Lipitor $445.33$466.474.5%

      Housing

      ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $113,500.00$184,700.0038.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $891.73$1,273.3230.0%
      Apartment Rent $522.00$949.0045.0%

      Transportation

      ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.30$2.5911.4%
      Tire Balancing $41.71$48.9014.7%

      Utilities

      ItemThomasvilleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$147.85$167.6011.8%
      Phone $178.05$163.429.0%
      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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Nanafalia, AL4195-5%
      Pine Hill, AL94079-21%
      Fulton, AL18881-19%
      Grove Hill, AL1,58393-7%
      Sweet Water, AL33291-9%
      Thomasville, AL4,06485-15%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Sinking Spring, PA4,06696-4%
      Sunnyside, CA4,06611010%
      Livingston, TN4,06783-17%
      Baden, PA4,06189-11%
      Manning, SC4,06086-14%
      Thomasville, AL4,06485-15%
      Source: The Thomasville, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.