Waco 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.
IndexWacoGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8294100
IndexWacoGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9496100
Groceries index94100100
Health care index8094100
Housing index5587100
Transportation index8996100
Utilities index9697100

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  • The cost of living in Waco is 13% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Waco is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Waco is 45% 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$33,750$2,813$787$1,013
Renters$30,938$2,578$722$928

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemWacoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $29.20$34.6815.8%
Toothpaste $2.02$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $7.00$4.3959.4%

Groceries

ItemWacoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$4.4810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.24$1.4615.3%
Milk $2.05$2.3613.0%
Potatoes $2.79$3.068.9%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $7.83$8.639.3%

Health Care

ItemWacoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.00$99.7813.8%
Doctor $79.00$105.0324.8%
Dentist $74.40$88.7016.1%
Ibuprofen $9.36$9.410.6%
Lipitor $215.26$298.5027.9%

Housing

ItemWacoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $72,200.00$175,700.0058.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $821.09$1,081.0324.0%
Apartment Rent $819.00$920.0011.0%

Transportation

ItemWacoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$2.099.4%
Tire Balancing $38.91$45.2914.1%

Utilities

ItemWacoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$173.64$170.801.7%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Fruithurst, AL26275-25%
Tallapoosa, GA3,14080-20%
Buchanan, GA1,20982-18%
Bowdon, GA1,85682-18%
Temple, GA4,24491-9%
Waco, GA57482-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Taylor, AR57484-16%
Williamsfield, IL57484-16%
McLaughlin, SD57478-22%
Flint Hill, MO57411818%
Earlsboro, OK57478-22%
Waco, GA57482-18%
Source: The Waco, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.