Clay, AL Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
95
Clay's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
83 out of 115
In Alabama
2,449 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Clay is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Clay, AL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Clay has an overall cost of living index of 95 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Alabama, Clay has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Alabama's index of 90.

The standard of living in Clay ranks as #2,449 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Alabama. By definition, that implies Clay ranks as the #3,969 most expensive place in the Heart of Dixie.

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Clay Cost Of Living Vs. Alabama

Living Expense Clay Alabama National Average
Overall 95 90 100
Services 103 98 100
Groceries 95 98 100
Health 93 92 100
Housing 84 73 100
Transportation 96 91 100
Utilities 103 103 100
For more reading on cost of living around Alabama, check out:
Clay Cost of Living Vs. AL

Clay, 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.

$156,300
Median Home Value
$1,145
Median Rent
$67,854
Median Income
Statistic Clay Alabama United States
Median Home Value $156,300 $149,600 $229,800
Median Rent $1,145 $811 $1,096
Median Income $67,854 $52,035 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Clay Services Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Clay Alabama
Shampoo $0.88 $1.06
Movie $12.74 $10.68
Bowling $15.0 $14.67

Detailed Clay Groceries Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Clay Alabama
Ground Beef $4.35 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.38 $1.39
Milk $1.92 $2.05

Detailed Clay Health Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Clay Alabama
Haircut $16.76 $18.62
Beauty Salon $33.83 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.8 $2.34

Detailed Clay Transportation Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Clay Alabama
Potatoes $3.0 $3.29
Pizza $9.76 $10.62
Beer $9.12 $9.38
Optometrist $95.8 $108.57
Doctor $77.78 $116.17
Dentist $106.79 $99.13

Detailed Clay Utilities Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Clay Alabama
Gasoline $2.03 $2.22
Tire Balancing $50.9 $50.07
All Electricity $172.23 $167.67
Phone $181.81 $175.64

Clay SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Clay

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Clay
Birmingham, AL 210,928 87 0.9x
Vestavia Hills, AL 34,482 117 1.2x
Trussville, AL 22,590 106 1.1x
Mountain Brook, AL 20,178 145 1.5x
Center Point, AL 15,971 90 0.9x
Gardendale, AL 14,021 95 1.0x
Irondale, AL 13,068 91 1.0x
Moody, AL 13,004 92 1.0x
Leeds, AL 12,555 94 1.0x
Forestdale, AL 8,688 92 1.0x

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