Talking Rock 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.
IndexTalking RockGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9794100
IndexTalking RockGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9296100
Groceries index98100100
Health care index9594100
Housing index10087100
Transportation index9396100
Utilities index10997100

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  • The cost of living in Talking Rock is 3% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Talking Rock is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Talking Rock is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemTalking RockNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.67$14.5920.0%
Beauty Salon $26.67$34.6823.1%
Toothpaste $3.75$2.4751.6%
Shampoo $0.89$1.0212.9%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $5.84$4.3933.0%


ItemTalking RockNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.11$4.4814.1%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.22$2.365.8%
Potatoes $3.16$3.063.2%
Pizza $8.34$9.249.8%
Beer $7.92$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemTalking RockNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.67$99.7812.1%
Doctor $86.33$105.0317.8%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $13.47$9.4143.1%
Lipitor $293.20$298.501.8%


ItemTalking RockNational avg.Difference
Home Price $175,000.00$175,700.000.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $821.47$1,081.0324.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%


ItemTalking RockNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $39.00$45.2913.9%


ItemTalking RockNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.23$170.809.0%
Phone $30.99$28.269.7%
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.
Fairmount, GA77382-18%
Ranger, GA15683-17%
Waleska, GA61589-11%
Ellijay, GA1,57991-9%
Jasper, GA3,69193-7%
Talking Rock, GA7797-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Anegam, AZ7781-19%
Megargel, AL7798-2%
Sharon, GA7777-23%
Leonore, IL7783-17%
Pinehill, NM7780-20%
Talking Rock, GA7797-3%
Source: The Talking Rock, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.