Hoover, AL Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
110
Hoover's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
109 out of 115
In Alabama
4,128 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 Hoover is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Hoover, AL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Hoover has an overall cost of living index of 110 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Alabama, Hoover has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Alabama's index of 90.

The standard of living in Hoover ranks as #4,129 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Alabama. By definition, that implies Hoover ranks as the #2,289 most expensive place in the Heart of Dixie.

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Hoover Cost Of Living Vs. Alabama

Living Expense Hoover Alabama National Average
Overall 110 90 100
Services 102 98 100
Groceries 92 98 100
Health 92 92 100
Housing 133 73 100
Transportation 96 91 100
Utilities 102 103 100
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Hoover Cost of Living Vs. AL

Hoover, 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.

$298,400
Median Home Value
$1,155
Median Rent
$92,984
Median Income
Statistic Hoover Alabama United States
Median Home Value $298,400 $149,600 $229,800
Median Rent $1,155 $811 $1,096
Median Income $92,984 $52,035 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.2x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Hoover Services Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Detailed Hoover Groceries Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Detailed Hoover Health Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Detailed Hoover Transportation Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Hoover 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 Hoover Utilities Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Hoover SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Hoover

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Hoover
Birmingham, AL 210,928 87 0.8x
Vestavia Hills, AL 34,482 117 1.1x
Bessemer, AL 26,063 84 0.8x
Homewood, AL 25,170 112 1.0x
Pelham, AL 23,707 99 0.9x
Mountain Brook, AL 20,178 145 1.3x
Helena, AL 18,631 102 0.9x
Center Point, AL 15,971 90 0.8x
Hueytown, AL 15,446 91 0.8x
Calera, AL 14,327 97 0.9x

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