Gay 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.
Cost of living index10094100
Goods & Services index10296100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index10394100
Housing index9587100
Transportation index10996100
Utilities index9197100

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  • The cost of living in Gay is 7% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Gay is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gay is 5% 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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Goods & Services

ItemGayNational 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%


ItemGayNational 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

ItemGayNational 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%


ItemGayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $164,600.00$175,700.006.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.50$1,081.035.0%
Apartment Rent $908.00$920.001.3%


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


ItemGayNational 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.
Hilltop, GA43986-14%
Greenville, GA84485-15%
Woodbury, GA75386-14%
Thomaston, GA9,06887-13%
Sunset Village, GA99389-11%
Gay, GA1071000%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Weingarten, MO10778-22%
Vance, SC10788-12%
Horntown, OK10793-7%
Kevin, MT10783-17%
Terlton, OK10776-24%
Gay, GA1071000%
Source: The Gay, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.