Sweet Auburn 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.
IndexSweet AuburnAtlantaGeorgia
Cost of living index9810593
IndexSweet AuburnAtlantaGeorgia
Goods & Services index10210296
Groceries index10510599
Health care index10810896
Housing index9211686
Transportation index10110196
Utilities index858597

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  • The cost of living in Sweet Auburn is 5% higher than the Atlanta average.
  • The cost of living in Sweet Auburn is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sweet Auburn is 8% 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)
Household$31,948$2,662$745$959

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.63$16.0922.1%
Beauty Salon $46.88$37.3325.6%
Toothpaste $2.87$2.4517.4%
Shampoo $0.94$1.005.7%
Movie $14.93$10.2845.3%
Bowling $4.96$4.930.6%

Groceries

ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.801.9%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.409.3%
Milk $1.98$2.011.4%
Potatoes $3.75$3.0124.4%
Pizza $9.29$9.896.0%
Beer $9.07$8.901.9%

Health Care

ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.23$102.160.1%
Doctor $105.10$108.363.0%
Dentist $114.97$92.5324.3%
Ibuprofen $9.38$9.281.1%
Lipitor $414.55$425.822.6%

Housing

ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $222,300.00$184,700.0020.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,050.93$1,202.4412.6%
Apartment Rent $998.00$949.005.2%

Transportation

ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.32$2.243.3%
Tire Balancing $44.65$46.293.5%

Utilities

ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$126.90$165.9623.5%
Phone $27.67$28.683.5%
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.
Forest Park, GA19,15684-16%
Conley, GA5,39785-15%
Lake City, GA2,71287-13%
Riverdale, GA15,81287-13%
Union City, GA20,56087-13%
Atlanta, GA456,3781055%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Virginia Beach, VA449,73311818%
Colorado Springs, CO448,7591000%
Omaha, NE443,07289-11%
Long Beach, CA469,79314040%
Mesa, AZ470,45694-6%
Atlanta, GA456,3781055%
Source: The Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.