Camilla 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.
IndexCamillaGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8494100
IndexCamillaGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9499100
Groceries index10399100
Health care index10599100
Housing index5187100
Transportation index10493100
Utilities index9595100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Camilla, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Camilla, GA is 84, which is 11% lower than the Georgia average and 16% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Camilla, GA are 5% lower than the Georgia average and 6% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Camilla is 11% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Camilla is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Camilla is 49% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Camilla, GA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Camilla, GA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Camilla, GA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$37,370$3,114$872$1,121
Renters$18,773$1,564$438$563
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Camilla, GA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Camilla, GA have a median income of $37,370. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $872 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $18,773, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $438.

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 Camilla, 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

ItemCamillaNational 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

ItemCamillaNational 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

ItemCamillaNational 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

ItemCamillaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $81,300.00$175,700.0053.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $793.51$1,133.2330.0%
Apartment Rent $565.00$920.0038.6%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemCamillaNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pelham, GA3,88779-21%
Meigs, GA92181-19%
Newton, GA70782-18%
Baconton, GA83184-16%
Sale City, GA48585-15%
Camilla, GA5,07884-16%

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Stansbury Park, UT5,0791044%
Bright, IN5,07994-6%
West Elmira, NY5,07796-4%
Shenandoah, IA5,07981-19%
Kings Point, NY5,076436336%
Camilla, GA5,07884-16%
Source: The Camilla, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.