Cost of living in Mobile, Alabama, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.93
12 eggs, large $3.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.02
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.93
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $5.81
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $11
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.60
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,067
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $813
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $394
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $161
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $37
40” flat screen TV $269
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $95
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $17
Hourly rate for cleaning help $10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $60
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) $95
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $90
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $11,000
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) $4.08
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $35
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $47
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $1.99
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.43
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.75
Tube of toothpaste $1.16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $23
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $29
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $41
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.26
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $799
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $48
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $17
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 114 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: July 20, 2018.

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