Cost of Living in Athens, AL

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1709
$4090
🛋️ Without rent
$698
$2364
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1010
$1726
🍽️ Food
$527
$1361
🚐 Transport
$48
$133
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4731
😀 Quality of life
65
🏙️ Population
25.4K

The average cost of living in Athens is $1709, which is in the top 28% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2638th out of 9294 in our global list, 2007th out of 2202 in the United States, and 22nd out of 34 in Alabama.

The median after-tax salary is $4731, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.8 months. Ranked 4273rd (TOP 46%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1577th best city to live in the United States, and 8th most liveable city in Alabama. With an estimated population of 25.4K, Athens is the 1758th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 25 km Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field
😷 Air quality Good 10.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 3775 Athens State University
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Prices in Athens

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.93
 Cappuccino
$4.58
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1055
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$782
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1774
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1421
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$59.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4520
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2732
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$38
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.93
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.15
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.57
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.7
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.04
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.99
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$92.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$37.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$973
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$21666

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