Carlton 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.
IndexCarltonGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8094100
IndexCarltonGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9496100
Groceries index103100100
Health care index9594100
Housing index4787100
Transportation index8196100
Utilities index9597100

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  • The cost of living in Carlton is 15% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Carlton is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Carlton is 53% 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$46,000$3,833$1,073$1,380
Renters$21,250$1,771$496$638

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemCarltonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$14.5912.6%
Beauty Salon $40.00$34.6815.3%
Toothpaste $3.52$2.4742.3%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $9.13$9.877.5%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemCarltonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.79$4.487.0%
Fried Chicken $1.55$1.465.9%
Milk $2.60$2.3610.3%
Potatoes $2.82$3.067.9%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $8.32$8.633.6%

Health Care

ItemCarltonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.00$99.780.2%
Doctor $96.33$105.038.3%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $10.65$9.4113.2%
Lipitor $277.99$298.506.9%

Housing

ItemCarltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,100.00$175,700.0053.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $732.54$1,081.0332.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemCarltonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.70$2.0918.8%
Tire Balancing $37.00$45.2918.3%

Utilities

ItemCarltonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.62$170.8015.3%
Phone $30.95$28.269.5%
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.
Dewy Rose, GA24494-6%
Elberton, GA4,49481-19%
Bowman, GA82682-18%
Comer, GA1,32084-16%
Crawford, GA84085-15%
Carlton, GA29280-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Spring Lake, IN29288-12%
Copeland, KS29281-19%
Keysville, GA29274-26%
Fort Green Springs, FL29270-30%
Marble Rock, IA29277-23%
Carlton, GA29280-20%
Source: The Carlton, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.