Morrow 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 index9194100
Goods & Services index10296100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index10394100
Housing index6387100
Transportation index10996100
Utilities index9197100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Morrow, GA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Georgia the cost of living index in Morrow, GA is 91, which is 4% lower than the average in Georgia and compared to the national average it is 9% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Morrow, GA goods and services come in at 6% higher than the average in Georgia and are 2% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Morrow is 4% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Morrow is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Morrow is 37% 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

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The affordability of the housing market in Morrow, 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 Morrow, GA homeowners, the median income is $60,356. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,408 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $42,716. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $997 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Georgia Sales Tax

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Georgia Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Morrow, GA, the Georgia income tax and the Georgia sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Georgia maximum surtax is 8%, and the Georgia sales tax is 4%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 6% in Georgia.

Goods & Services

ItemMorrowNational 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%


ItemMorrowNational 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

ItemMorrowNational 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%


ItemMorrowNational avg.Difference
Home Price $86,600.00$175,700.0050.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.50$1,081.035.0%
Apartment Rent $864.00$920.006.1%


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


ItemMorrowNational 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.
Forest Park, GA18,78387-13%
Conley, GA5,67987-13%
Lithonia, GA1,97588-12%
Jonesboro, GA4,66189-11%
Panthersville, GA9,47490-10%
Morrow, GA6,83791-9%

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Grandview Heights, OH6,8361066%
Miramar Beach, FL6,83511111%
Carthage, TX6,83589-11%
Morrow, GA6,83791-9%
Source: The Morrow, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.