Kingsland 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.
IndexKingslandGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9994100
IndexKingslandGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10496100
Groceries index102100100
Health care index9094100
Housing index8887100
Transportation index10496100
Utilities index10697100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Kingsland, GA is displayed above. In Kingsland, GA, the overall cost of living index is 99, which is 5% higher than the Georgia average and 1% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Kingsland, GA, the city's goods and services are 8% higher than the Georgia average and 4% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Kingsland is 5% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Kingsland is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kingsland is 12% 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$67,933$5,661$1,585$2,038
Renters$40,748$3,396$951$1,223
The affordability of the housing market in Kingsland, 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 Kingsland, GA homeowners, the median income is $67,933. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,585 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $40,748. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $951 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Kingsland, GA you will want to make sure you consider both the Georgia sales tax and the Georgia income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Georgia is 4%, with the highest surtax being 8%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Georgia have a range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemKingslandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.80$14.595.4%
Beauty Salon $55.40$34.6859.7%
Toothpaste $2.94$2.4718.9%
Shampoo $0.95$1.027.0%
Movie $10.86$9.8710.1%
Bowling $4.89$4.3911.3%

Groceries

ItemKingslandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.60$4.482.8%
Fried Chicken $1.58$1.467.9%
Milk $2.66$2.3612.9%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.81$8.632.1%

Health Care

ItemKingslandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.80$99.7819.0%
Doctor $73.00$105.0330.5%
Dentist $88.60$88.700.1%
Ibuprofen $9.15$9.412.8%
Lipitor $289.99$298.502.9%

Housing

ItemKingslandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $151,500.00$175,700.0013.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $878.25$1,081.0318.8%
Apartment Rent $855.00$920.007.1%

Transportation

ItemKingslandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.6%
Tire Balancing $50.33$45.2911.1%

Utilities

ItemKingslandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.75$170.800.6%
Phone $32.76$28.2615.9%
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.
Woodbine, GA1,50390-10%
Hilliard, FL3,11294-6%
Yulee, FL11,6091011%
St. Marys, GA17,5551011%
Kings Bay Base, GA1,9051066%
Kingsland, GA16,14799-1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Terrell, TX16,14694-6%
Streetsboro, OH16,15296-4%
Southchase, FL16,1311022%
Donna, TX16,16967-33%
Laurel, VA16,1231011%
Kingsland, GA16,14799-1%
Source: The Kingsland, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.