Ashburn cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexAshburnGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8394100
IndexAshburnGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index106100100
Health care index9894100
Housing index4987100
Transportation index9496100
Utilities index9197100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Ashburn, GA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Ashburn, GA enjoy a cost of living index of 83. This index is 12% lower than the Georgia average, and 17% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Ashburn, GA, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in Georgia, and it is 4% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Ashburn is 12% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Ashburn is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ashburn is 51% lower than the national average.
  • Georgia general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Georgia state income tax is 55% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$29,643$2,470$692$889
Renters$12,697$1,058$296$381
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Ashburn, GA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Ashburn, GA has a median income of about $29,643 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $692 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $12,697. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $296 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Ashburn, GA, the Georgia income tax and the Georgia sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Georgia maximum surtax is 8%, and the Georgia sales tax is 4%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 6% in Georgia.

Goods & Services

ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $32.00$34.687.7%
Toothpaste $2.38$2.473.8%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $9.75$9.871.2%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.08$4.4813.5%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.460.3%
Milk $2.58$2.369.5%
Potatoes $3.48$3.0613.7%
Pizza $11.25$9.2421.7%
Beer $8.45$8.632.1%

Health Care

ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.50$99.7817.3%
Doctor $85.00$105.0319.1%
Dentist $91.50$88.703.2%
Ibuprofen $10.15$9.417.8%
Lipitor $330.57$298.5010.7%

Housing

ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
Home Price $76,900.00$175,700.0056.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $817.03$1,081.0324.4%
Apartment Rent $576.00$920.0037.4%

Transportation

ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.88$2.0910.1%
Tire Balancing $46.99$45.293.8%

Utilities

ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.14$170.806.2%
Phone $24.78$28.2612.3%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rebecca, GA21874-26%
Arabi, GA51779-21%
Poulan, GA1,17580-20%
Sycamore, GA70380-20%
Sumner, GA45883-17%
Ashburn, GA3,93583-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Elba, AL3,93579-21%
Pearl River, MS3,93575-25%
Lake Tansi, TN3,93485-15%
Westway, TX3,93879-21%
Spring Valley Village, TX3,93815252%
Ashburn, GA3,93583-17%
Source: The Ashburn, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.