Eatonton 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.
IndexEatontonGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8194100
IndexEatontonGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index97100100
Health care index8594100
Housing index4987100
Transportation index9096100
Utilities index10197100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Eatonton, GA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Eatonton, GA enjoy a cost of living index of 81. This index is 14% lower than the Georgia average, and 19% 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 Eatonton, GA, the average cost of goods and services is 1% lower than it is in Georgia, and it is 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Eatonton is 14% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Eatonton is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Eatonton is 51% 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$38,331$3,194$894$1,150
Renters$22,457$1,871$524$674
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Eatonton, GA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Eatonton, GA, the median monthly income is $38,331 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $894 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $22,457, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $524 on monthly rental expenses.

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 Eatonton, 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

ItemEatontonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $26.29$34.6824.2%
Toothpaste $2.26$2.478.6%
Shampoo $1.08$1.025.7%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemEatontonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.24$4.485.3%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.4613.3%
Milk $2.23$2.365.4%
Potatoes $3.29$3.067.5%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $9.40$8.638.9%

Health Care

ItemEatontonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.25$99.789.5%
Doctor $80.00$105.0323.8%
Dentist $71.00$88.7020.0%
Ibuprofen $8.89$9.415.5%
Lipitor $295.81$298.500.9%

Housing

ItemEatontonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $73,700.00$175,700.0058.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $903.08$1,081.0316.5%
Apartment Rent $590.00$920.0035.9%

Transportation

ItemEatontonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.2%
Tire Balancing $39.21$45.2913.4%

Utilities

ItemEatontonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$164.16$170.803.9%
Phone $30.59$28.268.3%
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.
Shady Dale, GA21789-11%
Crooked Creek, GA81192-8%
Eatonton, GA6,48981-19%

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Eatonton, GA6,48981-19%
Source: The Eatonton, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.