Chatsworth 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.
IndexChatsworthGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8794100
IndexChatsworthGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9296100
Groceries index98100100
Health care index9594100
Housing index6887100
Transportation index9396100
Utilities index10997100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Chatsworth, GA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Georgia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Chatsworth, GA is 87, which is 7% lower than the Georgia average and 13% 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 Chatsworth, GA are 5% lower than the average for Georgia and 8% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Chatsworth is 7% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Chatsworth is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Chatsworth is 32% 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$59,609$4,967$1,391$1,788
Renters$18,714$1,560$437$561
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Chatsworth, GA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Chatsworth, GA homeowners, is $59,609. This would allow for a maximum of $1,391 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $18,714 which would result in a maximum of $437 to be spent on rental costs.

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%
The Georgia sales tax and Georgia income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Chatsworth, GA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Georgia sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Georgia income tax rates range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemChatsworthNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.67$14.5920.0%
Beauty Salon $26.67$34.6823.1%
Toothpaste $3.75$2.4751.6%
Shampoo $0.89$1.0212.9%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $5.84$4.3933.0%

Groceries

ItemChatsworthNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.11$4.4814.1%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.22$2.365.8%
Potatoes $3.16$3.063.2%
Pizza $8.34$9.249.8%
Beer $7.92$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemChatsworthNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.67$99.7812.1%
Doctor $86.33$105.0317.8%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $13.47$9.4143.1%
Lipitor $293.20$298.501.8%

Housing

ItemChatsworthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $127,200.00$175,700.0027.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $821.47$1,081.0324.0%
Apartment Rent $533.00$920.0042.1%

Transportation

ItemChatsworthNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $39.00$45.2913.9%

Utilities

ItemChatsworthNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.23$170.809.0%
Phone $30.99$28.269.7%
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.
Eton, GA87986-14%
Resaca, GA97586-14%
Tunnel Hill, GA98687-13%
Dalton, GA33,33688-12%
Varnell, GA1,76692-8%
Chatsworth, GA4,28587-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Dover, FL4,28489-11%
Mount Olive CDP (Jefferson County), AL4,28697-3%
Barrett, TX4,28285-15%
Brewerton, NY4,28997-3%
Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA4,28911212%
Chatsworth, GA4,28587-13%
Source: The Chatsworth, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.