Hampton 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.
IndexHamptonGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9694100
IndexHamptonGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10296100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index10394100
Housing index8087100
Transportation index10996100
Utilities index9197100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Hampton, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Hampton, GA is 96, which is 2% higher than the Georgia average and 4% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Hampton, GA are 6% higher than the Georgia average and 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hampton is 2% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Hampton is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hampton is 20% 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$57,258$4,772$1,336$1,718
Renters$24,635$2,053$575$739
The affordability of the housing market in Hampton, GA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Hampton, GA homeowners, the median income is $57,258. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,336 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $24,635. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $575 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Hampton, GA is the Georgia sales tax and Georgia income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Georgia sales tax rate is 4% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Georgia income tax rates range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemHamptonNational 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

ItemHamptonNational 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

ItemHamptonNational 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

ItemHamptonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $109,500.00$175,700.0037.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.50$1,081.035.0%
Apartment Rent $1,120.00$920.0021.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemHamptonNational 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.
Orchard Hill, GA19382-18%
Sunny Side, GA8787-13%
Jonesboro, GA4,66189-11%
Experiment, GA2,24189-11%
East Griffin, GA1,24889-11%
Hampton, GA7,09296-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kennedale, TX7,0931011%
New London, WI7,09189-11%
Ocean City, MD7,09311818%
Pleasantville, NY7,09016969%
Milton-Freewater, OR7,09483-17%
Hampton, GA7,09296-4%
Source: The Hampton, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.