Fort Novosel

Cost of Living


  • Cost of Living Index: 88.3
  • Groceries: 96.1
  • Housing: 70.0
  • Utilities: 102.4
  • Transportation: 90.8
  • Health: 87.0
  • Miscellaneous: 95.8

Alabama has the fifth-lowest cost of living in the country, with an index of 87.9. Alabama has the second-lowest housing prices, behind Mississippi. Average Housing Costs in Alabama: $664 to $1,250 per month.  The typical single-family home in Alabama sells for $206,044, while a two-bedroom apartment costs $826 a month. While utilities and groceries are close to the national average, Alabama's health and transportation costs are among the lowest in the nation.

Family of four living is $80,777, just below the median income of $80,845. Poverty rates in Alabama are high, with 15.6% of residents living at or below the poverty line.