Carrollton 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.
IndexCarrolltonGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9594100
IndexCarrolltonGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10296100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index10394100
Housing index7687100
Transportation index10996100
Utilities index9197100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Carrollton, GA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Georgia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Carrollton, GA is 95, which is 1% higher than the Georgia average and 5% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Carrollton, GA are 6% higher than the average for Georgia and 2% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Carrollton is 1% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Carrollton is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Carrollton is 24% 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$71,993$5,999$1,680$2,160
Renters$19,435$1,620$453$583
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Carrollton, 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 Carrollton, GA homeowners have a median income of $71,993. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,680 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $19,435, which means there is a maximum of $453 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Carrollton, GA you will want to make sure you consider both the Georgia sales tax and the Georgia income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Georgia is 4%, with the highest surtax being 8%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Georgia have a range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemCarrolltonNational 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

ItemCarrolltonNational 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

ItemCarrolltonNational 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

ItemCarrolltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $134,800.00$175,700.0023.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.50$1,081.035.0%
Apartment Rent $695.00$920.0024.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemCarrolltonNational 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.
Tallapoosa, GA3,14080-20%
Waco, GA57482-18%
Bowdon, GA1,85682-18%
Whitesburg, GA59289-11%
Centralhatchee, GA45684-16%
Carrollton, GA25,13895-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Riverside, OH25,14389-11%
Statesville, NC25,13293-7%
South Portland, ME25,15411616%
Woodstock, IL25,12197-3%
Salem, VA25,12093-7%
Carrollton, GA25,13895-5%
Source: The Carrollton, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.