Evans 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.
IndexEvansGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index10894100
IndexEvansGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index91100100
Health care index9394100
Housing index14187100
Transportation index8996100
Utilities index9097100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Evans, GA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Georgia the cost of living index in Evans, GA is 108, which is 15% higher than the average in Georgia and compared to the national average it is 8% higher 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 Evans, GA goods and services come in at 2% higher than the average in Georgia and are 2% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Evans is 15% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Evans is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Evans is 41% higher 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$96,706$8,059$2,256$2,901
Renters$60,195$5,016$1,404$1,806
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Evans, GA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Evans, GA homeowners, is $96,706. This would allow for a maximum of $2,256 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $60,195 which would result in a maximum of $1,404 to be spent on rental 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 Evans, 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

ItemEvansNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$14.5917.8%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $2.69$2.478.8%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $13.50$9.8736.8%
Bowling $4.99$4.3913.6%

Groceries

ItemEvansNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.07$4.489.1%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $2.51$2.366.5%
Potatoes $3.08$3.060.6%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $7.64$8.6311.5%

Health Care

ItemEvansNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.00$99.780.8%
Doctor $94.00$105.0310.5%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.99$9.416.1%
Lipitor $262.00$298.5012.2%

Housing

ItemEvansNational avg.Difference
Home Price $229,300.00$175,700.0030.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $735.60$1,081.0332.0%
Apartment Rent $1,529.00$920.0066.2%

Transportation

ItemEvansNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.79$2.0914.6%
Tire Balancing $44.12$45.292.6%

Utilities

ItemEvansNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.37$170.8017.2%
Phone $28.39$28.260.5%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Murphys Estates, SC1,63581-19%
Dearing, GA59783-17%
Clarks Hill, SC24083-17%
Belvedere, SC5,50484-16%
Augusta, GA196,55185-15%
Evans, GA32,5911088%

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Evans, GA32,5911088%
Source: The Evans, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.