Cuthbert 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.
IndexCuthbertGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8194100
IndexCuthbertGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index106100100
Health care index9894100
Housing index4487100
Transportation index9496100
Utilities index9197100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Cuthbert, GA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Cuthbert, GA being 81, that puts it 14% lower than the average of Georgia and 19% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Cuthbert, GA, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Georgia as well as 4% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Cuthbert is 14% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Cuthbert is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cuthbert is 56% 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$25,988$2,166$606$780
Renters$16,019$1,335$374$481
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Cuthbert, 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 Cuthbert, GA homeowners have a median income of $25,988. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $606 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $16,019, which means there is a maximum of $374 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 Cuthbert, 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

ItemCuthbertNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $32.00$34.687.7%
Toothpaste $2.38$2.473.8%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $9.75$9.871.2%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemCuthbertNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.08$4.4813.5%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.460.3%
Milk $2.58$2.369.5%
Potatoes $3.48$3.0613.7%
Pizza $11.25$9.2421.7%
Beer $8.45$8.632.1%

Health Care

ItemCuthbertNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.50$99.7817.3%
Doctor $85.00$105.0319.1%
Dentist $91.50$88.703.2%
Ibuprofen $10.15$9.417.8%
Lipitor $330.57$298.5010.7%

Housing

ItemCuthbertNational avg.Difference
Home Price $58,600.00$175,700.0066.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $817.03$1,081.0324.4%
Apartment Rent $621.00$920.0032.5%

Transportation

ItemCuthbertNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.88$2.0910.1%
Tire Balancing $46.99$45.293.8%

Utilities

ItemCuthbertNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.14$170.806.2%
Phone $24.78$28.2612.3%
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.
Coleman, GA11190-10%
Edison, GA1,04077-23%
Shellman, GA1,07783-17%
Cuthbert, GA3,73181-19%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
SUNY Oswego, NY3,7331044%
Palmer Heights, PA3,73311313%
Hobart, OK3,72976-24%
Oneida, TN3,73477-23%
Nowata, OK3,73478-22%
Cuthbert, GA3,73181-19%
Source: The Cuthbert, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.