Portal 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.
IndexPortalGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8494100
IndexPortalGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10096100
Groceries index99100100
Health care index8394100
Housing index5687100
Transportation index9796100
Utilities index8197100

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  • The cost of living in Portal is 11% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Portal is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Portal is 44% 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$47,891$3,991$1,117$1,437
Renters$37,656$3,138$879$1,130

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%

Goods & Services

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $34.33$34.681.0%
Toothpaste $2.68$2.478.4%
Shampoo $0.97$1.025.1%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $5.25$4.3919.5%

Groceries

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.79$4.487.0%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.4611.9%
Milk $2.89$2.3622.6%
Potatoes $4.20$3.0637.2%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.78$8.631.7%

Health Care

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.67$99.7821.2%
Doctor $72.80$105.0330.7%
Dentist $69.00$88.7022.2%
Ibuprofen $9.48$9.410.7%
Lipitor $307.66$298.503.1%

Housing

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Home Price $79,700.00$175,700.0054.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $839.52$1,081.0322.3%
Apartment Rent $749.00$920.0018.6%

Transportation

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.8%
Tire Balancing $45.33$45.290.1%

Utilities

ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.94$170.808.1%
Phone $18.79$28.2633.5%
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.
Canoochee, GA9376-24%
Garfield, GA21979-21%
Twin City, GA2,05179-21%
Rocky Ford, GA16681-19%
Metter, GA4,13782-18%
Portal, GA77884-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ellsworth, PA77887-13%
Fawn Lake Forest, PA7781044%
Walthill, NE77875-25%
Mertzon, TX77884-16%
New Columbia, PA77892-8%
Portal, GA77884-16%
Source: The Portal, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.