Locust Grove 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.
IndexLocust GroveGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9094100
IndexLocust GroveGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10499100
Groceries index10299100
Health care index10599100
Housing index7187100
Transportation index9193100
Utilities index8395100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Locust Grove, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Locust Grove, GA is 90, which is 4% lower than the Georgia average and 10% 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 Locust Grove, GA are 5% higher than the Georgia average and 4% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Locust Grove is 4% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Locust Grove is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Locust Grove is 29% 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 Locust Grove, 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 Locust Grove, GA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Locust Grove, 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$64,464$5,372$1,504$1,934
Renters$39,003$3,250$910$1,170
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Locust Grove, GA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Locust Grove, GA homeowners have a median income of $64,464. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,504 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $39,003, which means there is a maximum of $910 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Locust Grove, 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

ItemLocust GroveNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.96$15.5610.3%
Beauty Salon $39.94$36.1110.6%
Toothpaste $1.52$2.4738.5%
Shampoo $0.94$0.962.1%
Movie $13.47$10.1333.0%
Bowling $4.54$4.744.1%

Groceries

ItemLocust GroveNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.94$3.981.0%
Fried Chicken $1.23$1.4112.5%
Milk $1.95$2.065.3%
Potatoes $4.02$2.9834.6%
Pizza $8.01$9.4715.5%
Beer $9.13$8.793.8%

Health Care

ItemLocust GroveNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.87$101.046.1%
Doctor $136.66$107.4427.2%
Dentist $88.32$90.422.3%
Ibuprofen $7.61$9.2818.0%
Lipitor $442.94$426.503.9%

Housing

ItemLocust GroveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $99,200.00$175,700.0043.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $775.01$1,133.2331.6%
Apartment Rent $972.00$920.005.7%

Transportation

ItemLocust GroveNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$1.990.4%
Tire Balancing $32.62$45.7628.7%

Utilities

ItemLocust GroveNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$129.08$163.8121.2%
Phone $25.46$28.3910.3%
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, GA19379-21%
Sunny Side, GA8784-16%
Jonesboro, GA4,66186-14%
Experiment, GA2,24186-14%
East Griffin, GA1,24887-13%
Locust Grove, GA5,57390-10%

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Rusk, TX5,57384-16%
Kennebunk, ME5,57511414%
Gulf Park Estates, MS5,57199-1%
Glencoe, MN5,57594-6%
Luling, TX5,56982-18%
Locust Grove, GA5,57390-10%
Source: The Locust Grove, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.