Sandersville 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 index8594100
Goods & Services index10399100
Groceries index10399100
Health care index9599100
Housing index5887100
Transportation index7993100
Utilities index8495100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Sandersville, GA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Georgia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Sandersville, GA is 85, which is 10% lower than the Georgia average and 15% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Sandersville, GA are 4% higher than the average for Georgia and 3% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Sandersville is 10% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Sandersville is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sandersville is 42% 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)
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Sandersville, GA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Sandersville, GA homeowners, is $49,439. This would allow for a maximum of $1,153 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $15,387 which would result in a maximum of $359 to be spent on rental costs.

Georgia Sales Tax

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Georgia Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Sandersville, 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

ItemSandersvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.18$15.5610.4%
Beauty Salon $33.05$36.118.5%
Toothpaste $3.48$2.4740.6%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9610.9%
Movie $12.00$10.1318.5%
Bowling $4.00$4.7415.5%


ItemSandersvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$3.9811.0%
Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4126.7%
Milk $2.03$2.061.8%
Potatoes $3.32$2.9811.3%
Pizza $10.49$9.4710.7%
Beer $8.91$8.791.3%

Health Care

ItemSandersvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.50$101.045.4%
Doctor $95.00$107.4411.6%
Dentist $83.67$90.427.5%
Ibuprofen $8.82$9.284.9%
Lipitor $435.83$426.502.2%


ItemSandersvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $102,500.00$175,700.0041.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $871.30$1,133.2323.1%
Apartment Rent $538.00$920.0041.5%


ItemSandersvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.65$1.9917.3%
Tire Balancing $32.00$45.7630.1%


ItemSandersvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$133.73$163.8118.4%
Phone $24.99$28.3912.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Edge Hill, GA1896-4%
Oconee, GA31575-25%
Riddleville, GA7079-21%
Tennille, GA1,39579-21%
Harrison, GA40479-21%
Sandersville, GA5,83985-15%

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Manasquan, NJ5,84116161%
Milliken, CO5,8371033%
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Simsbury Center, CT5,84313131%
Roseland, NJ5,83515757%
Sandersville, GA5,83985-15%
Source: The Sandersville, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.