The 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.
IndexThe RockGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9394100
IndexThe RockGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10296100
Groceries index107100100
Health care index10394100
Housing index6987100
Transportation index10996100
Utilities index9197100

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  • The cost of living in The Rock is 2% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in The Rock is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in The Rock is 31% 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$46,625$3,885$1,088$1,399
Renters$0$0$0$0

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemThe RockNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.70$14.5921.3%
Beauty Salon $43.70$34.6826.0%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.473.9%
Shampoo $0.75$1.0226.6%
Movie $12.24$9.8724.0%
Bowling $5.21$4.3918.6%

Groceries

ItemThe RockNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.465.2%
Milk $2.42$2.362.7%
Potatoes $3.74$3.0622.2%
Pizza $8.09$9.2412.5%
Beer $8.97$8.633.9%

Health Care

ItemThe RockNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.57$99.7811.2%
Doctor $96.50$105.038.1%
Dentist $105.50$88.7018.9%
Ibuprofen $6.29$9.4133.2%
Lipitor $324.65$298.508.8%

Housing

ItemThe RockNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,800.00$175,700.0030.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.50$1,081.035.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemThe RockNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.25$2.097.8%
Tire Balancing $51.19$45.2913.0%

Utilities

ItemThe RockNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$146.37$170.8014.3%
Phone $27.94$28.261.1%
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.
Lincoln Park, GA65382-18%
Salem, GA29583-17%
Hilltop, GA43986-14%
Culloden, GA28087-13%
Thomaston, GA9,06887-13%
The Rock, GA12393-7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pulcifer, WI12396-4%
St. Leo, MN12378-22%
Garrett, IL12379-21%
Godwin, NC12384-16%
Kokhanok, AK1231077%
The Rock, GA12393-7%
Source: The The 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.