Walthourville 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.
IndexWalthourvilleGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index9294100
IndexWalthourvilleGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10099100
Groceries index9299100
Health care index9699100
Housing index7387100
Transportation index9893100
Utilities index11195100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Walthourville, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Walthourville, GA is 92, which is 3% lower than the Georgia average and 8% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Walthourville, GA are 2% higher than the Georgia average and equal to the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Walthourville is 3% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Walthourville is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Walthourville is 27% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Walthourville, GA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Walthourville, GA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Walthourville, GA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$47,609$3,967$1,111$1,428
Renters$26,102$2,175$609$783
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Walthourville, GA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Walthourville, GA have a median income of $47,609. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,111 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $26,102, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $609.

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%
The Georgia sales tax and Georgia income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Walthourville, GA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Georgia sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Georgia income tax rates range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemWalthourvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.89$15.564.3%
Beauty Salon $30.95$36.1114.3%
Toothpaste $1.87$2.4724.4%
Shampoo $0.83$0.9614.3%
Movie $10.40$10.132.7%
Bowling $6.48$4.7436.8%

Groceries

ItemWalthourvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.55$3.9810.8%
Fried Chicken $1.23$1.4112.3%
Milk $2.02$2.062.0%
Potatoes $3.20$2.987.2%
Pizza $8.80$9.477.1%
Beer $8.95$8.791.8%

Health Care

ItemWalthourvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.53$101.0424.3%
Doctor $110.38$107.442.7%
Dentist $82.01$90.429.3%
Ibuprofen $8.35$9.2810.0%
Lipitor $446.25$426.504.6%

Housing

ItemWalthourvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $115,100.00$175,700.0034.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $695.90$1,133.2338.6%
Apartment Rent $839.00$920.008.8%

Transportation

ItemWalthourvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$1.993.6%
Tire Balancing $46.20$45.761.0%

Utilities

ItemWalthourvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.53$163.813.8%
Phone $37.18$28.3931.0%
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.
Gumbranch, GA20884-16%
Riceboro, GA84886-14%
Ludowici, GA2,56386-14%
Hinesville, GA34,25394-6%
Allenhurst, GA55594-6%
Walthourville, GA4,14292-8%

Cities with similar population

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Bellville, TX4,14295-5%
Farmington, ME4,1421022%
Forest City, IA4,14282-18%
Buckingham, FL4,1421044%
Broken Bow, OK4,14183-17%
Walthourville, GA4,14292-8%
Source: The Walthourville, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.