Overall 16%
Goods & Services 2%
Housing 53%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexLakewood Heights-Southeastern AtlantaAtlantaGeorgia
Cost of living8410593
Goods & Services10210297
Health care10210297

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      Goods & Services

      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $21.00$18.6212.8%
      Beauty Salon $47.13$39.0520.7%
      Toothpaste $2.66$2.3413.8%
      Shampoo $1.00$1.065.7%
      Movie $14.15$10.6832.4%
      Bowling $17.17$14.6717.0%


      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.61$4.229.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.30$1.396.4%
      Milk $1.99$2.052.7%
      Potatoes $3.16$3.293.9%
      Pizza $10.06$10.625.3%
      Beer $10.05$9.387.1%

      Health Care

      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $110.27$108.571.6%
      Doctor $119.80$116.173.1%
      Dentist $105.78$99.136.7%
      Ibuprofen $8.71$9.6810.0%
      Lipitor $459.02$466.921.7%


      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $222,300.00$184,700.0020.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,227.74$1,197.422.5%
      Apartment Rent $998.00$949.005.2%


      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.23$2.220.4%
      Tire Balancing $52.08$50.074.0%


      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$120.82$167.6727.9%
      Phone $185.08$175.645.4%
      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.
      Forest Park, GA19,15684-16%
      Conley, GA5,39785-15%
      Lake City, GA2,71286-14%
      Riverdale, GA15,81287-13%
      Jonesboro, GA4,67187-13%
      Atlanta, GA456,3781055%

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      Virginia Beach, VA449,73311616%
      Colorado Springs, CO448,7591066%
      Omaha, NE443,07291-9%
      Long Beach, CA469,79314141%
      Mesa, AZ470,45697-3%
      Atlanta, GA456,3781055%
      Source: The Lakewood Heights-Southeastern Atlanta, Atlanta, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.