Ball Ground 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.
IndexBall GroundGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index10394100
IndexBall GroundGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10296100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index10394100
Housing index10487100
Transportation index10996100
Utilities index9197100

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  • The cost of living in Ball Ground is 9% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Ball Ground is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ball Ground is 4% higher 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$82,969$6,914$1,936$2,489
Renters$43,026$3,586$1,004$1,291

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemBall GroundNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.70$14.5921.3%
Beauty Salon $43.70$34.6826.0%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.473.9%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $12.24$9.8724.0%
Bowling $5.21$4.3918.6%

Groceries

ItemBall GroundNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $2.42$2.362.7%
Potatoes $3.74$3.0622.2%
Pizza $8.09$9.2412.5%
Beer $8.97$8.633.9%

Health Care

ItemBall GroundNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.57$99.7811.2%
Doctor $96.50$105.038.1%
Dentist $105.50$88.7018.9%
Ibuprofen $6.29$9.4133.2%
Lipitor $324.65$298.508.8%

Housing

ItemBall GroundNational avg.Difference
Home Price $193,600.00$175,700.0010.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.50$1,081.035.0%
Apartment Rent $821.00$920.0010.8%

Transportation

ItemBall GroundNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.25$2.097.8%
Tire Balancing $51.19$45.2913.0%

Utilities

ItemBall GroundNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$146.37$170.8014.3%
Phone $27.94$28.261.1%
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.
Waleska, GA61589-11%
Jasper, GA3,69193-7%
Canton, GA23,84199-1%
Nelson, GA1,30695-5%
Dawsonville, GA2,6711000%
Ball Ground, GA1,6571033%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Clinton, LA1,65784-16%
Forreston, IL1,65785-15%
Schoolcraft, MI1,65781-19%
Prairie City, IA1,65687-13%
Lewisport, KY1,65681-19%
Ball Ground, GA1,6571033%
Source: The Ball Ground, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.