Augusta 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.
IndexAugustaGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8595100
IndexAugustaGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index91100100
Health care index9394100
Housing index6589100
Transportation index8996100
Utilities index9097100

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Augusta is 10% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Augusta is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Augusta is 35% 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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Compare Augusta, GA Cost of living To Other Cities

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 $12.00$14.5917.8%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $2.69$2.478.8%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $13.50$9.8736.8%
Bowling $4.99$4.3913.6%

Groceries

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.07$4.489.1%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $2.51$2.366.5%
Potatoes $3.08$3.060.6%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $7.64$8.6311.5%

Health Care

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.00$99.780.8%
Doctor $94.00$105.0310.5%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.99$9.416.1%
Lipitor $262.00$298.5012.2%

Housing

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $102,800.00$181,400.0043.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $735.60$1,081.0332.0%
Apartment Rent $741.00$889.0016.6%

Transportation

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.79$2.0914.6%
Tire Balancing $44.12$45.292.6%

Utilities

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.37$170.8017.2%
Phone $28.39$28.260.5%
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.
Clarks Hill, SC21278-22%
Murphys Estates, SC1,60379-21%
Gloverville, SC3,26579-21%
Langley, SC1,33080-20%
Warrenville, SC98480-20%
Augusta, GA195,64685-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mobile, AL195,23991-9%
Fontana, CA196,12911818%
Yonkers, NY196,45915757%
Aurora, IL196,5691033%
Oxnard, CA197,45612929%
Augusta, GA195,64685-15%
Source: The Augusta, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.