Mountain Park 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.
IndexMountain ParkGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index10994100
IndexMountain ParkGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10299100
Groceries index10499100
Health care index10899100
Housing index12387100
Transportation index10293100
Utilities index10495100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Mountain Park, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Mountain Park, GA is 109, which is 15% higher than the Georgia average and 9% higher 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 Mountain Park, GA are 3% higher than the Georgia average and 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Mountain Park is 15% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Mountain Park is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mountain Park is 23% higher 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$76,471$6,373$1,784$2,294
Renters$44,063$3,672$1,028$1,322
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Mountain Park, 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 Mountain Park, GA homeowners have a median income of $76,471. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,784 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $44,063, which means there is a maximum of $1,028 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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Mountain Park, GA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Georgia, as well as the rate for income tax in Georgia. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Georgia is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Georgia is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Georgia starts from 1% and goes up to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemMountain ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.87$15.5614.8%
Beauty Salon $48.13$36.1133.3%
Toothpaste $2.65$2.477.2%
Shampoo $1.07$0.9610.9%
Movie $13.23$10.1330.6%
Bowling $4.92$4.744.0%

Groceries

ItemMountain ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.30$3.988.0%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.414.3%
Milk $1.99$2.063.6%
Potatoes $2.86$2.984.2%
Pizza $8.66$9.478.6%
Beer $9.27$8.795.5%

Health Care

ItemMountain ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.82$101.048.1%
Doctor $101.25$107.445.8%
Dentist $112.95$90.4224.9%
Ibuprofen $9.25$9.280.3%
Lipitor $433.06$426.501.5%

Housing

ItemMountain ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $209,400.00$175,700.0019.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $928.50$1,133.2318.1%
Apartment Rent $1,221.00$920.0032.7%

Transportation

ItemMountain ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$1.994.2%
Tire Balancing $44.13$45.763.6%

Utilities

ItemMountain ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$140.88$163.8114.0%
Phone $36.33$28.3928.0%
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.

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Panthersville, GA9,47490-10%
Stone Mountain, GA5,92490-10%
Mountain Park, GA5291099%

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Source: The Mountain Park, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.