Dock Junction 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.
IndexDock JunctionGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9194100
IndexDock JunctionGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10496100
Groceries index102100100
Health care index9094100
Housing index6487100
Transportation index10496100
Utilities index10697100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Dock Junction, GA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Dock Junction, GA enjoy a cost of living index of 91. This index is 3% lower than the Georgia average, and 9% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Dock Junction, GA, the average cost of goods and services is 8% higher than it is in Georgia, and it is 4% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Dock Junction is 3% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Dock Junction is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dock Junction is 36% 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$37,702$3,142$880$1,131
Renters$21,010$1,751$490$630
The affordability of the housing market in Dock Junction, GA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Dock Junction, GA homeowners, the median income is $37,702. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $880 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $21,010. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $490 used for their rent related monthly 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 Dock Junction, 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

ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.80$14.595.4%
Beauty Salon $55.40$34.6859.7%
Toothpaste $2.94$2.4718.9%
Shampoo $0.95$1.027.0%
Movie $10.86$9.8710.1%
Bowling $4.89$4.3911.3%

Groceries

ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.60$4.482.8%
Fried Chicken $1.58$1.467.9%
Milk $2.66$2.3612.9%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.81$8.632.1%

Health Care

ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.80$99.7819.0%
Doctor $73.00$105.0330.5%
Dentist $88.60$88.700.1%
Ibuprofen $9.15$9.412.8%
Lipitor $289.99$298.502.9%

Housing

ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,000.00$175,700.0045.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $878.25$1,081.0318.8%
Apartment Rent $783.00$920.0014.9%

Transportation

ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.6%
Tire Balancing $50.33$45.2911.1%

Utilities

ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.75$170.800.6%
Phone $32.76$28.2615.9%
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.
Darien, GA3,46587-13%
Brunswick, GA15,64890-10%
Country Club Estates, GA9,09193-7%
St. Simons, GA12,80712525%
Dock Junction, GA7,26191-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Milton, WA7,26011313%
Ashland, VA7,2641011%
Robinson, IL7,26486-14%
Chehalis, WA7,26598-2%
Knoxville, IA7,25782-18%
Dock Junction, GA7,26191-9%
Source: The Dock Junction, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.