Arab, AL Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
93
Arab's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
82 out of 116
In Alabama
2,223 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Arab is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Arab, AL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Arab has an overall cost of living index of 93 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Alabama, Arab has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Alabama's index of 89.

The standard of living in Arab ranks as #2,224 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Alabama. By definition, that implies Arab ranks as the #4,182 most expensive place in the Heart of Dixie.

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Arab Cost Of Living Vs. Alabama

Living Expense Arab Alabama National Average
Overall 93 89 100
Services 105 98 100
Groceries 93 96 100
Health 100 91 100
Housing 73 72 100
Transportation 99 91 100
Utilities 97 103 100
For more reading on cost of living around Alabama, check out:
Arab Cost of Living Vs. AL

Arab, AL Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Alabama, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$148,400
Median Home Value
$572
Median Rent
$46,517
Median Income
Statistic Arab Alabama United States
Median Home Value $148,400 $142,700 $217,500
Median Rent $572 $792 $1,062
Median Income $46,517 $50,536 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.2x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Arab Services Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Arab Alabama
Shampoo $0.89 $1.01
Movie $9.19 $10.72
Bowling $20.0 $13.86

Detailed Arab Groceries Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Arab Alabama
Ground Beef $4.4 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.57 $1.4
Milk $1.36 $1.96

Detailed Arab Health Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Arab Alabama
Haircut $18.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $31.32 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.29 $2.32

Detailed Arab Transportation Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Arab Alabama
Potatoes $2.47 $3.18
Pizza $10.49 $10.39
Beer $9.24 $9.23
Optometrist $108.0 $106.34
Doctor $115.0 $115.25
Dentist $102.0 $98.38

Detailed Arab Utilities Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Arab Alabama
Gasoline $2.36 $2.59
Tire Balancing $56.0 $48.9
All Electricity $161.29 $167.6
Phone $178.98 $163.42

Arab SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
4
Safety
N/A
Amenities
7
Education
7
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Arab

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Arab
Huntsville, AL 196,219 97 1.0x
Decatur, AL 54,478 87 0.9x
Gadsden, AL 35,486 79 0.8x
Athens, AL 25,922 88 0.9x
Albertville, AL 21,541 88 0.9x
Center Point, AL 16,353 83 0.9x
Cullman, AL 15,729 88 0.9x
Scottsboro, AL 14,526 91 1.0x
Hartselle, AL 14,428 87 0.9x
Fort Payne, AL 14,115 84 0.9x

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