Whitemarsh Island 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.
IndexWhitemarsh IslandGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index11694100
IndexWhitemarsh IslandGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index99100100
Health care index10094100
Housing index15287100
Transportation index10096100
Utilities index10897100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Whitemarsh Island, GA is displayed above. In Whitemarsh Island, GA, the overall cost of living index is 116, which is 24% higher than the Georgia average and 16% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Whitemarsh Island, GA, the city's goods and services are 4% higher than the Georgia average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Whitemarsh Island is 24% higher than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Whitemarsh Island is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Whitemarsh Island is 52% higher 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$70,407$5,867$1,643$2,112
Renters$42,325$3,527$988$1,270
The affordability of the housing market in Whitemarsh Island, GA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Whitemarsh Island, GA homeowners, the median income is $70,407. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,643 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $42,325. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $988 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Whitemarsh Island, GA you will want to make sure you consider both the Georgia sales tax and the Georgia income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Georgia is 4%, with the highest surtax being 8%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Georgia have a range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemWhitemarsh IslandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $35.83$34.683.3%
Toothpaste $2.22$2.4710.2%
Shampoo $0.86$1.0215.9%
Movie $10.20$9.873.4%
Bowling $4.07$4.397.3%

Groceries

ItemWhitemarsh IslandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.98$4.4811.2%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.468.5%
Milk $2.70$2.3614.6%
Potatoes $3.34$3.069.1%
Pizza $8.50$9.248.0%
Beer $8.78$8.631.7%

Health Care

ItemWhitemarsh IslandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.40$99.7826.4%
Doctor $115.33$105.039.8%
Dentist $83.60$88.705.8%
Ibuprofen $8.43$9.4110.4%
Lipitor $318.09$298.506.6%

Housing

ItemWhitemarsh IslandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $287,600.00$175,700.0063.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $677.37$1,081.0337.3%
Apartment Rent $1,133.00$920.0023.2%

Transportation

ItemWhitemarsh IslandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $51.51$45.2913.7%

Utilities

ItemWhitemarsh IslandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.94$170.808.1%
Phone $37.04$28.2631.1%
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.
Garden City, GA8,92490-10%
Savannah, GA141,29897-3%
Thunderbolt, GA2,57698-2%
Port Wentworth, GA6,18998-2%
Montgomery, GA4,560100-0%
Whitemarsh Island, GA7,13911616%

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Meadow Lakes, AK7,13911919%
Blandon, PA7,13911414%
Greenville CDP (Westchester County), NY7,13819898%
Pinson, AL7,14193-7%
Ewa Villages, HI7,14116161%
Whitemarsh Island, GA7,13911616%
Source: The Whitemarsh Island, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.