Cost of living in Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Summary of cost of living in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,771
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,883
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List of prices in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.84
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.88
12 eggs, large $2.52
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.65
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.38
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $1.80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.74
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,492
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $980
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $235
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,019
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $648
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $158
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $45
40” flat screen tv $277
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $102
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $21
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $38
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $48
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $95
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,919
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.55
Monthly ticket public transport $41
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $21
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $103
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.28
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.04
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.21
Tube of toothpaste $1.35
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $52
2 tickets to the movies $27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $171
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $80
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.92
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $432
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.50
1 month of gym membership in business district $48
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $5.64
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 182 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: March 04, 2021

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