Helena, AL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
96
Helena's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
92 out of 116
In Alabama
2,651 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 Helena is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Helena, AL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Helena has an overall cost of living index of 96 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Alabama, Helena has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Alabama's index of 89.

The standard of living in Helena ranks as #2,652 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Alabama. By definition, that implies Helena ranks as the #3,754 most expensive place in the Heart of Dixie.

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Helena Cost Of Living Vs. Alabama

Living Expense Helena Alabama National Average
Overall 96 89 100
Services 88 98 100
Groceries 88 96 100
Health 88 91 100
Housing 108 72 100
Transportation 92 91 100
Utilities 103 103 100
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Helena Cost of Living Vs. AL

Helena, 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.

$195,100
Median Home Value
$1,341
Median Rent
$87,781
Median Income
Statistic Helena Alabama United States
Median Home Value $195,100 $142,700 $217,500
Median Rent $1,341 $792 $1,062
Median Income $87,781 $50,536 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Helena Services Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Helena Alabama
Shampoo $0.78 $1.01
Movie $11.91 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Helena Groceries Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Helena Alabama
Ground Beef $3.89 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.17 $1.4
Milk $1.75 $1.96

Detailed Helena Health Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Helena Alabama
Haircut $16.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $35.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.71 $2.32

Detailed Helena Transportation Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Helena Alabama
Potatoes $2.73 $3.18
Pizza $9.79 $10.39
Beer $8.65 $9.23
Optometrist $109.0 $106.34
Doctor $80.0 $115.25
Dentist $93.5 $98.38

Detailed Helena Utilities Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Helena Alabama
Gasoline $2.32 $2.59
Tire Balancing $48.33 $48.9
All Electricity $179.6 $167.6
Phone $178.98 $163.42

Helena SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
9
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Helena

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Helena
Birmingham, AL 212,297 81 0.8x
Hoover, AL 85,175 104 1.1x
Alabaster, AL 33,176 91 0.9x
Bessemer, AL 26,680 80 0.8x
Homewood, AL 25,534 107 1.1x
Pelham, AL 23,428 92 1.0x
Hueytown, AL 15,540 84 0.9x
Calera, AL 13,856 89 0.9x
Chelsea, AL 13,098 103 1.1x
Fairfield, AL 10,720 81 0.8x

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