Bethlehem 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.
IndexBethlehemAugustaGeorgia
Cost of living index788794
IndexBethlehemAugustaGeorgia
Goods & Services index10310399
Groceries index10310399
Health care index959599
Housing index366687
Transportation index797993
Utilities index848495

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  • The cost of living in Bethlehem is 17% lower than the Augusta average.
  • The cost of living in Bethlehem is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bethlehem is 64% 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)
Household$15,438$1,287$360$463

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%

Goods & Services

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.18$15.5610.4%
Beauty Salon $33.05$36.118.5%
Toothpaste $3.48$2.4740.6%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9610.9%
Movie $12.00$10.1318.5%
Bowling $4.00$4.7415.5%

Groceries

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$3.9811.0%
Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4126.7%
Milk $2.03$2.061.8%
Potatoes $3.32$2.9811.3%
Pizza $10.49$9.4710.7%
Beer $8.91$8.791.3%

Health Care

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.50$101.045.4%
Doctor $95.00$107.4411.6%
Dentist $83.67$90.427.5%
Ibuprofen $8.82$9.284.9%
Lipitor $435.83$426.502.2%

Housing

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $100,700.00$175,700.0042.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $871.30$1,133.2323.1%
Apartment Rent $783.00$920.0014.9%

Transportation

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.65$1.9917.3%
Tire Balancing $32.00$45.7630.1%

Utilities

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$133.73$163.8118.4%
Phone $24.99$28.3912.0%
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.
Warrenville, SC97181-19%
Langley, SC1,11881-19%
Gloverville, SC3,11781-19%
Graniteville, SC2,72582-18%
Murphys Estates, SC1,63583-17%
Augusta, GA196,55187-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Little Rock, AR196,18894-6%
Huntington Beach, CA195,68616969%
Glendale, CA195,38016363%
Mobile, AL194,94292-8%
Amarillo, TX194,93084-16%
Augusta, GA196,55187-13%
Source: The Bethlehem, Augusta, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.