Dacula 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.
IndexDaculaGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9994100
IndexDaculaGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10296100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index10394100
Housing index9287100
Transportation index10996100
Utilities index9197100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Dacula, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Dacula, GA is 99, which is 6% higher than the Georgia average and 1% 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 Dacula, GA are 6% higher than the Georgia average and 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Dacula is 6% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Dacula is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dacula is 8% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Dacula, GA to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Dacula, GA, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Dacula, GA salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$53,120$4,427$1,239$1,594
Renters$15,735$1,311$367$472
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Dacula, GA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Dacula, GA has a median income of about $53,120 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,239 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $15,735. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $367 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 Dacula, 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

ItemDaculaNational 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

ItemDaculaNational 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

ItemDaculaNational 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

ItemDaculaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $119,700.00$175,700.0031.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.50$1,081.035.0%
Apartment Rent $1,353.00$920.0047.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDaculaNational 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.
Rest Haven, GA5484-16%
Russell, GA1,31887-13%
Monroe, GA13,42792-8%
Bethlehem, GA74793-7%
Auburn, GA7,38893-7%
Dacula, GA4,66499-1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ4,66415858%
Spry, PA4,6641033%
New Haven, MI4,66589-11%
East Palestine, OH4,66377-23%
Lawrenceville, IL4,66579-21%
Dacula, GA4,66499-1%
Source: The Dacula, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.