Cairo 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.
IndexCairoGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9094100
IndexCairoGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9499100
Groceries index10399100
Health care index10599100
Housing index7287100
Transportation index10493100
Utilities index9595100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Cairo, GA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Georgia the cost of living index in Cairo, GA is 90, which is 5% lower than the average in Georgia and compared to the national average it is 10% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Cairo, GA goods and services come in at 5% lower than the average in Georgia and are 6% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Cairo is 5% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Cairo is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cairo is 28% 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$46,098$3,842$1,076$1,383
Renters$17,759$1,480$414$533
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Cairo, GA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Cairo, GA homeowners have a median income of $46,098. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,076 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $17,759, which means there is a maximum of $414 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%
For those who live in Cairo, GA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Georgia income tax rate and the Georgia sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Georgia, the sales tax is 4%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Georgia, the income tax rate ranges between 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$15.563.6%
Beauty Salon $26.00$36.1128.0%
Toothpaste $2.44$2.471.4%
Shampoo $0.95$0.961.6%
Movie $10.43$10.133.0%
Bowling $4.16$4.7412.1%

Groceries

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.06$3.981.9%
Fried Chicken $1.43$1.411.4%
Milk $2.23$2.067.9%
Potatoes $3.20$2.987.2%
Pizza $7.99$9.4715.7%
Beer $8.98$8.792.2%

Health Care

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.00$101.046.0%
Doctor $97.50$107.449.3%
Dentist $103.33$90.4214.3%
Ibuprofen $10.26$9.2810.6%
Lipitor $446.03$426.504.6%

Housing

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,600.00$175,700.0033.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $793.51$1,133.2330.0%
Apartment Rent $765.00$920.0016.8%

Transportation

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$1.994.8%
Tire Balancing $56.56$45.7623.6%

Utilities

ItemCairoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.14$163.812.0%
Phone $24.78$28.3912.7%
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.
Calvary, GA7198-2%
Meigs, GA92181-19%
Whigham, GA60484-16%
Ochlocknee, GA73085-15%
Climax, GA19886-14%
Cairo, GA9,75090-10%

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Paris, KY9,74687-13%
Royse City, TX9,75590-10%
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Highland, IL9,73894-6%
New Hyde Park, NY9,76416767%
Cairo, GA9,75090-10%
Source: The Cairo, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.