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Cost of Living

Click the tabs below to learn more about the cost of living in Morgan County, Alabama.

  • Low Cost of Living

    Metropolitan Area (MSA)Composite IndexGrocery ItemsHousingUtilitiesTrans-
     portation 
    Health-
    Care 
    Misc
    Goods &
    Services 
    Decatur, AL 84 99 51 99  98  90  98 
    Huntsville, AL 89 97 75 100 102 97 105
    Asheville,NC 94 104 75 113 97 103 100
    Atlanta, GA 99 106 89 96 102 101 104
    Greenville, SC 91 105 69 96 96 102 100
    Chattanooga, TN 84 98 56 94 102 93 95

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    93 106 71 114 93 103 101
    Rome, GA 87 104 55 96 97 108 103

    Washington, DC

    118 111 148 106 110 100 100

    Source:  Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) (National Average = 100)   

  • Low Taxes

     Property TaxSales Tax
    Decatur 45.3 mils 9%
    Falkville 42.4 mils  
    Hartselle 39.4 mils 9%
    Trinity 42.4 mils  
    Rural Morgan County 37.4 mils 7%

    Property tax will vary from $320.40 to $405.50 for a house value at $100,000, depending on its location in Morgan County.

  • Our State personal income tax is capped at 5%.  Corporate state income tax is capped at 6.5%. Retired Federal Income is exempt from state tax in Alabama.


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