Lindale 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.
IndexLindaleGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8894100
IndexLindaleGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10099100
Groceries index10199100
Health care index10099100
Housing index6087100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index10195100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Lindale, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Lindale, GA is 88, which is 7% lower than the Georgia average and 12% 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 Lindale, GA are 1% higher than the Georgia average and equal to the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lindale is 7% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Lindale is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lindale is 40% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Lindale, GA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Lindale, GA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Lindale, GA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$50,150$4,179$1,170$1,505
Renters$22,292$1,858$520$669
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Lindale, 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 Lindale, GA, the median monthly income is $50,150 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,170 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $22,292, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $520 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%
The Georgia sales tax and Georgia income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Lindale, GA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Georgia sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Georgia income tax rates range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemLindaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.03$15.569.4%
Beauty Salon $34.76$36.113.7%
Toothpaste $3.31$2.4734.0%
Shampoo $0.90$0.967.0%
Movie $12.05$10.1319.0%
Bowling $5.06$4.746.8%

Groceries

ItemLindaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.14$3.984.0%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.4110.3%
Milk $1.92$2.067.0%
Potatoes $3.56$2.9819.5%
Pizza $8.23$9.4713.1%
Beer $8.75$8.790.5%

Health Care

ItemLindaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.47$101.046.5%
Doctor $103.88$107.443.3%
Dentist $93.17$90.423.0%
Ibuprofen $8.39$9.289.6%
Lipitor $445.53$426.504.5%

Housing

ItemLindaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $95,000.00$175,700.0045.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $971.53$1,133.2314.3%
Apartment Rent $665.00$920.0027.7%

Transportation

ItemLindaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$1.993.0%
Tire Balancing $40.35$45.7611.8%

Utilities

ItemLindaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.28$163.818.8%
Phone $25.98$28.398.5%
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.
Shannon, GA1,86281-19%
Lyerly, GA48381-19%
Plainville, GA34783-17%
Cedartown, GA9,76082-18%
Rockmart, GA4,17488-12%
Lindale, GA4,26688-12%

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Cockrell Hill, TX4,26792-8%
Lyncourt, NY4,26792-8%
Captain Cook, HI4,26517070%
Comanche, TX4,26977-23%
Westville, NJ4,2631066%
Lindale, GA4,26688-12%
Source: The Lindale, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.