Birmingham-Hoover keeps cost of living low—see how we ranked nationally

These views will never get old 😍. (Bham Now)

As it turns out, it pays to live in Birmingham. According to a report by the Birmingham Business Journal, the Birmingham-Hoover metro has ranked among other large US metro areas for the lowest increase in cost of living over the last decade.

Where we ranked 👀

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Gotta love the streets of Bham. (Bham Now)

Unlike some US metros like Seattle and Denver, Birmingham-Hoover has maintained a relatively low cost of living. A study by Filterbuy stacked up metros of every size across the US to measure cost of living increases in the past decade. We ranked 46th among large US metros. Here’s what else they found:

  • Birmingham-Hoover residents experienced a 13.7% increase in cost of living from 2010-2020—the 10th smallest increase on the list
  • Overall cost of living (compared to average) decreased by 7.4%
  • Cost of goods (compared to average) decreased by 4.5%
  • Cost of housing (compared to average) decreased by 28.5%

Coming in hot 🔥

Birmingham-Hoover beat out lots of popular cities for the lowest increase in cost of living from the decade. Tuscon, AZ; Virginia Beach, VA; Las Vegas, NV; and Philadelphia, PA were all below Birmingham-Hoover on the rankings.

Seattle, Denver, Portland, Miami and San Fransisco came in with the highest cost of living increases on the list. I’ll stick with living in Birmingham for now.

It’s nice to have you in Birmingham

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What the mural says. (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Our thriving food scene, fun night life and uplifting community all comes at a lower cost of living than many cities with the same perks.

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What’s you favorite thing about living in Birmingham? Tag us @bhamnow and let us know!

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