Mountain Brook, AL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
145
Mountain Brook's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
115 out of 115
In Alabama
5,721 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 Mountain Brook is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Mountain Brook, AL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Mountain Brook has an overall cost of living index of 145 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Alabama, Mountain Brook has a cost of living index that's 1.6x higher than Alabama's index of 90.

The standard of living in Mountain Brook ranks as #5,724 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Alabama. By definition, that implies Mountain Brook ranks as the #694 most expensive place in the Heart of Dixie.

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Mountain Brook Cost Of Living Vs. Alabama

Living Expense Mountain Brook Alabama National Average
Overall 145 90 100
Services 100 98 100
Groceries 95 98 100
Health 93 92 100
Housing 246 73 100
Transportation 96 91 100
Utilities 102 103 100
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Mountain Brook Cost of Living Vs. AL

Mountain Brook, 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.

$666,500
Median Home Value
$1,627
Median Rent
$152,646
Median Income
Statistic Mountain Brook Alabama United States
Median Home Value $666,500 $149,600 $229,800
Median Rent $1,627 $811 $1,096
Median Income $152,646 $52,035 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.4x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.13x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Mountain Brook Services Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Detailed Mountain Brook Groceries Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Detailed Mountain Brook Health Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Detailed Mountain Brook Transportation Costs Vs. Alabama

Item Mountain Brook 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 Mountain Brook Utilities Costs Vs. Alabama

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

Mountain Brook SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
10/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
3
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
10
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Mountain Brook

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Mountain Brook
Birmingham, AL 210,928 87 0.6x
Hoover, AL 85,386 110 0.8x
Vestavia Hills, AL 34,482 117 0.8x
Bessemer, AL 26,063 84 0.6x
Homewood, AL 25,170 112 0.8x
Trussville, AL 22,590 106 0.7x
Center Point, AL 15,971 90 0.6x
Hueytown, AL 15,446 91 0.6x
Chelsea, AL 13,599 107 0.7x
Irondale, AL 13,068 91 0.6x

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