According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bessemer has an overall cost of living index of 80 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Alabama, Bessemer has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Alabama's index of 89.
The standard of living in Bessemer ranks as #226 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Alabama. By definition, that implies Bessemer ranks as the #6180 most expensive place in the Heart of Dixie.
|Living Expense||Bessemer||Alabama||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Alabama, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Bessemer||Birmingham, AL||212,021||81||1.0x||Hoover, AL||84,480||104||1.3x||Alabaster, AL||32,878||91||1.1x||Homewood, AL||25,595||107||1.3x||Pelham, AL||23,242||92||1.1x||Helena, AL||17,861||96||1.2x||Hueytown, AL||15,583||84||1.1x||Chelsea, AL||12,643||103||1.3x||Fairfield, AL||10,790||81||1.0x||Pleasant Grove, AL||10,185||91||1.1x|