Howard 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 index9594100
Goods & Services index10199100
Groceries index9799100
Health care index11299100
Housing indexn/a87100
Transportation index9393100
Utilities index6895100

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  • The cost of living in Howard is 1% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Howard is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Howard is equal to 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

ItemHowardNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.79$15.5627.2%
Beauty Salon $36.34$36.110.7%
Toothpaste $2.65$2.477.0%
Shampoo $0.97$0.960.2%
Movie $12.42$10.1322.6%
Bowling $6.04$4.7427.6%


ItemHowardNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.41$3.9814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.30$1.417.5%
Milk $2.07$2.060.3%
Potatoes $3.11$2.984.3%
Pizza $9.05$9.474.4%
Beer $8.90$8.791.2%

Health Care

ItemHowardNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $52.50$101.0448.0%
Doctor $108.28$107.440.8%
Dentist $121.99$90.4234.9%
Ibuprofen $9.66$9.284.1%
Lipitor $450.47$426.505.6%


ItemHowardNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $802.86$1,133.2329.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%


ItemHowardNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$1.994.4%
Tire Balancing $40.53$45.7611.4%


ItemHowardNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.00$163.816.6%
Phone $10.00$28.3964.8%
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.
Butler, GA1,71177-23%
Salem, GA29580-20%
Talbotton, GA1,15278-22%
Woodland, GA39880-20%
Junction City, GA17080-20%
Howard, GA095-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Alcova, WY095-5%
Susitna, AK012222%
Volcano, CA01099%
Biehle, MO098-2%
Cooperton, OK089-11%
Howard, GA095-5%
Source: The Howard, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.