Cost of living in Mobile, Alabama, United States

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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) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.04
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.06
12 eggs, large $2.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.16
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.57
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $18
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.71
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,152
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $826
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $286
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $908
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $706
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $158
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $32
40” flat screen TV $245
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $77
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $16
Hourly rate for cleaning help $15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $57
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $43
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $95
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $17,175
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.70
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.81
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $28
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $118
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.98
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.56
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.93
Tube of toothpaste $1.41
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $32
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $90
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $44
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.59
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.40
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $592
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $53
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $8
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 201 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: November 14, 2018.

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