The 10 Cheapest Mobile, AL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Mobile are the cheapest of the cheap.

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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Mobile might be more expensive than living in rural Alabama, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Mobile neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Mobile are the cheapest.

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Mobile for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Ferry looks to be the cheaptest Mobile neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Mobile. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Mobile that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Mobile.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Mobile For 2022

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Population: 1,300
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (7th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.6 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (4th cheapest)
More on Ferry: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,258
Cost Of Living Index: 79 (3rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.2 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (20th cheapest)
More on Usa: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,900
Cost Of Living Index: 73 (cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.1 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.011 (26th cheapest)
More on Riverfront Industrial Area: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,320
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (7th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (15th cheapest)
More on Bayview: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 717
Cost Of Living Index: 82 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (18th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (4th cheapest)
More on Autumndale: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 794
Cost Of Living Index: 84 (24th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (42nd cheapest)
More on Fowl River: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,257
Cost Of Living Index: 89 (7cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (13th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (4th cheapest)
More on Winfield: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 323
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (16th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (22nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (55th cheapest)
More on Seminole: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,189
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (50th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.014 (44th cheapest)
More on Devonshire: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 370
Cost Of Living Index: 84 (24th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (22nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (55th cheapest)
More on Edington: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Mobile Hoods In 2022

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Mobile, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 155 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Mobile." We're lookin' at you, Ferry.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Mobile. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In Mobile

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Mobile where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Mobile aren't all cheap. Thornhill takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Mobile.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Mobile For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Ferry 81
2 Usa 79
3 Riverfront Industrial Area 73
4 Bayview 81
5 Autumndale 82
6 Fowl River 84
7 Winfield 89
8 Seminole 83
9 Devonshire 87
10 Edington 84
11 Huron 84
12 Mohawk 84
13 Pinewood 86
14 Cody 84
15 Cedar Grove 83
16 Twin Lakes 85
17 Owens 76
18 Glen Acres 87
19 Jackson Creek 88
20 Nevius 87
21 Driftwood 82
22 Riverside 88
23 Churchill 89
24 Hamilton 89
25 Fisher 81
26 Dawes 91
27 Cypress Branch 90
28 Westavia 91
29 Larkspur 86
30 Rolling Acres 90
31 Venetia 92
32 Mertz 84
33 Millers Creek 99
34 Colonial Heights 89
35 Lott Road 87
36 Big Creek 92
37 Hillview 87
38 Airmont 87
39 Mccrary 93
40 Park Place 90
41 Brookwood 88
42 Riviere De Chien 101
43 Rothfield 90
44 Westmont 87
45 Canterbury 94
46 Greenwich Hills 87
47 Navco 84
48 Rose Haven 91
49 Carver 85
50 Pine Grove 89
51 Cypress Shores 95
52 Pierce Creek 102
53 Garland 94
54 Cottage Park 99
55 Westlake 99
56 Bellewood 88
57 Woodlawn 85
58 Grove Hill 87
59 Claremont 92
60 Maysville 83
61 Travis 99
62 Loma Vista 85
63 Goldmine 96
64 Di Grado 106
65 Pleasant Valley 88
66 North Industrial Area 86
67 North Crichton 83
68 Ridgeway 92
69 Beau Terra 87
70 Overlook 90
71 Second Creek 105
72 Forest Highland 93
73 Gorgas 84
74 Warwick 92
75 Yorkwood 96
76 D Iberville 98
77 Plateau 83
78 Blackstone 95
79 Alderbrook 101
80 Riviera 86
81 Bienville 91
82 Tillman 88
83 Greenmound 83
84 Redstone 95
85 Bell Aire 86
86 Rickarby 82
87 Baltimore 85
88 Oakleigh 84
89 Camelia 93
90 Mooncrest 94
91 Terrace Hills 91
92 Westfield 88
93 Beverly 89
94 Maryvale 80
95 Muddy Creek 87
96 Argyle 87
97 Pamona 95
98 Berkleigh 95
99 Theodore Industrial Park 87
100 Skyland Park 95
101 Belmeade 91
102 Prospect 99
103 Lourdes 88
104 Scenic Hill 98
105 Neely 86
106 South Crichton 82
107 Hannon Park 97
108 Red Creek 97
109 Milkhouse 96
110 Hillsdale 85
111 Leinkauf 90
112 Deer River 88
113 Sunnyvale 98
114 Summerville 83
115 Neshota 89
116 Irvington 89
117 Carlen 94
118 Kimberline 97
119 Melrose 90
120 Bellmont 92
121 Baker 96
122 Bates 91
123 Bayside 92
124 Arlington 80
125 Country Club 128
126 Washington Square 94
127 Parkhill 112
128 Texas Street 87
129 Rosedale 87
130 Highland 93
131 Crestview 95
132 Bellfontaine 94
133 Jefferson 89
134 Westhill 95
135 Oakdale 86
136 Sheldon 95
137 Georgia Avenue 90
138 Dauphin Acres 87
139 Lyons Park 96
140 Azalea 93
141 College Park 112
142 Spring Valley 98
143 Fire Tower 93
144 Rochon 107
145 Alligator Bayou 108
146 Audubon 109
147 Koolman 110
148 Mcvoy 91
149 Reichlieu 93
150 Malibar Heights 95
151 Overton 108
152 Jackson Heights 93
153 Llanfair 104
154 Central Business District 98
155 Thornhill 107

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Mobile.

About Chris Kolmar

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