Fairfield, AL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
85
Fairfield's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
23 out of 115
In Alabama
777 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 Fairfield is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Fairfield, AL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Fairfield has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Alabama, Fairfield has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Alabama's index of 90.

The standard of living in Fairfield ranks as #777 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Alabama. By definition, that implies Fairfield ranks as the #5,642 most expensive place in the Heart of Dixie.

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Fairfield Cost Of Living Vs. Alabama

Living Expense Fairfield Alabama National Average
Overall 85 90 100
Services 103 98 100
Groceries 94 98 100
Health 90 92 100
Housing 57 73 100
Transportation 95 91 100
Utilities 103 103 100
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Fairfield Cost of Living Vs. AL

Fairfield, 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.

$95,400
Median Home Value
$806
Median Rent
$41,439
Median Income
Statistic Fairfield Alabama United States
Median Home Value $95,400 $149,600 $229,800
Median Rent $806 $811 $1,096
Median Income $41,439 $52,035 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Fairfield Services Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Detailed Fairfield Groceries Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Detailed Fairfield Health Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Detailed Fairfield Transportation Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Fairfield 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 Fairfield Utilities Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Fairfield SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Fairfield

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Fairfield
Birmingham, AL 210,928 87 1.0x
Bessemer, AL 26,063 84 1.0x
Homewood, AL 25,170 112 1.3x
Pelham, AL 23,707 99 1.2x
Helena, AL 18,631 102 1.2x
Center Point, AL 15,971 90 1.1x
Hueytown, AL 15,446 91 1.1x
Gardendale, AL 14,021 95 1.1x
Chelsea, AL 13,599 107 1.3x
Irondale, AL 13,068 91 1.1x

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