Fayetteville 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.
IndexFayettevilleGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index10495100
IndexFayettevilleGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10296100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index10394100
Housing index10989100
Transportation index10996100
Utilities index9197100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Fayetteville, GA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Fayetteville, GA being 104, that puts it 10% higher than the average of Georgia and 4% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Fayetteville, GA, the price of goods and services are 6% higher than the average of Georgia as well as 2% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fayetteville is 10% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Fayetteville is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fayetteville is 9% 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$78,516$6,543$1,832$2,356
Renters$35,461$2,955$827$1,064
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Fayetteville, 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 Fayetteville, GA, the median monthly income is $78,516 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,832 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $35,461, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $827 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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Fayetteville, GA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Georgia, as well as the rate for income tax in Georgia. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Georgia is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Georgia is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Georgia starts from 1% and goes up to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemFayettevilleNational 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

ItemFayettevilleNational 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

ItemFayettevilleNational 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

ItemFayettevilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $197,900.00$181,400.009.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.50$1,081.035.0%
Apartment Rent $963.00$889.008.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemFayettevilleNational 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.
East Griffin, GA1,28988-12%
Forest Park, GA18,85689-11%
Conley, GA5,98989-11%
Experiment, GA2,79990-10%
Jonesboro, GA4,63590-10%
Fayetteville, GA15,8811044%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pecan Grove, TX15,88199-1%
Hutto, TX15,88296-4%
Great Bend, KS15,87781-19%
Concord, MO15,8641000%
Terrell, TX15,86294-6%
Fayetteville, GA15,8811044%
Source: The Fayetteville, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.