Perry 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.
IndexPerryGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8994100
IndexPerryGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index97100100
Health care index8594100
Housing index7587100
Transportation index9096100
Utilities index10197100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Perry, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Perry, GA is 89, which is 5% lower than the Georgia average and 11% 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 Perry, GA are 1% lower than the Georgia average and 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Perry is 5% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Perry is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Perry is 25% 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$62,361$5,197$1,455$1,871
Renters$29,213$2,434$682$876
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Perry, GA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Perry, GA have a median income of $62,361. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,455 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $29,213, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $682.

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 Perry, 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

ItemPerryNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $26.29$34.6824.2%
Toothpaste $2.26$2.478.6%
Shampoo $1.08$1.025.7%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemPerryNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.24$4.485.3%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.4613.3%
Milk $2.23$2.365.4%
Potatoes $3.29$3.067.5%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $9.40$8.638.9%

Health Care

ItemPerryNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.25$99.789.5%
Doctor $80.00$105.0323.8%
Dentist $71.00$88.7020.0%
Ibuprofen $8.89$9.415.5%
Lipitor $295.81$298.500.9%

Housing

ItemPerryNational avg.Difference
Home Price $128,600.00$175,700.0026.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $903.08$1,081.0316.5%
Apartment Rent $725.00$920.0021.2%

Transportation

ItemPerryNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.2%
Tire Balancing $39.21$45.2913.4%

Utilities

ItemPerryNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$164.16$170.803.9%
Phone $30.59$28.268.3%
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.
Unadilla, GA3,71677-23%
Marshallville, GA1,40081-19%
Fort Valley, GA9,44882-18%
Hawkinsville, GA5,58886-14%
Warner Robins, GA71,35988-12%
Perry, GA14,71489-11%

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Sterling, CO14,70988-12%
Front Royal, VA14,7091000%
Hernando, MS14,72393-7%
Perry, GA14,71489-11%
Source: The Perry, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.