Doraville 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.
IndexDoravilleGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9794100
IndexDoravilleGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10296100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index10394100
Housing index8687100
Transportation index10996100
Utilities index9197100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Doraville, GA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Georgia the cost of living index in Doraville, GA is 97, which is 4% higher than the average in Georgia and compared to the national average it is 3% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Doraville, GA goods and services come in at 6% higher than the average in Georgia and are 2% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Doraville is 4% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Doraville is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Doraville is 14% 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$50,573$4,214$1,180$1,517
Renters$35,944$2,995$839$1,078
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Doraville, GA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Doraville, GA have a median income of $50,573. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,180 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $35,944, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $839.

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Doraville, GA, the Georgia income tax and the Georgia sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Georgia maximum surtax is 8%, and the Georgia sales tax is 4%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 6% in Georgia.

Goods & Services

ItemDoravilleNational 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

ItemDoravilleNational 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

ItemDoravilleNational 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

ItemDoravilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $142,500.00$175,700.0018.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.50$1,081.035.0%
Apartment Rent $884.00$920.003.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDoravilleNational 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.
Lakeview Estates, GA2,42782-18%
Lithonia, GA1,97588-12%
Panthersville, GA9,47490-10%
Stone Mountain, GA5,92490-10%
Candler-McAfee, GA22,34591-9%
Doraville, GA10,51397-3%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lincoln Park, NJ10,51513232%
Union, MO10,51793-7%
Pike Creek Valley, DE10,50911313%
Richmond Heights, OH10,50898-2%
Little Chute, WI10,52094-6%
Doraville, GA10,51397-3%
Source: The Doraville, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.