Atlanta 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.
IndexAtlantaTexasNational
Cost of living index8091100
IndexAtlantaTexasNational
Goods & Services index9495100
Groceries index9390100
Health care index9497100
Housing index5383100
Transportation index8594100
Utilities index90102100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Atlanta, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Atlanta, TX is 80, which is 12% lower than the Texas average and 20% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Atlanta, TX are 1% lower than the average for Texas and 6% lower than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Atlanta is 12% lower than the Texas average.
  • The cost of living in Atlanta is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Atlanta is 47% lower than the national average.
  • Texas general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Texas state income tax is 100% 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$45,844$3,820$1,070$1,375
      Renters$20,678$1,723$482$620
      If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Atlanta, TX, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Atlanta, TX, the median monthly income is $45,844 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,070 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $20,678, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $482 on monthly rental expenses.

      Texas Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Texas6.25%8.25%

      Texas Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Texas0%0%
      One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Atlanta, TX is the Texas sales tax and Texas income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Texas sales tax rate is 6.25% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.25%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Texas income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $12.33$17.4929.5%
      Beauty Salon $31.30$38.1718.0%
      Toothpaste $2.10$2.329.5%
      Shampoo $0.98$1.013.2%
      Movie $7.51$10.7230.0%
      Bowling $14.25$13.862.8%

      Groceries

      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.36$3.9011.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.02$1.4026.9%
      Milk $2.03$1.963.5%
      Potatoes $2.98$3.186.4%
      Pizza $10.25$10.391.4%
      Beer $9.26$9.230.3%

      Health Care

      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $68.00$106.3436.1%
      Doctor $87.50$115.2524.1%
      Dentist $106.67$98.388.4%
      Ibuprofen $9.08$9.262.0%
      Lipitor $477.20$466.472.3%

      Housing

      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $96,100.00$184,700.0048.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $913.16$1,273.3228.3%
      Apartment Rent $524.00$949.0044.8%

      Transportation

      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.30$2.5911.4%
      Tire Balancing $39.75$48.9018.7%

      Utilities

      ItemAtlantaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$138.08$167.6017.6%
      Phone $181.89$163.4211.3%
      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.

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      Rodessa, LA21769-31%
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      Linden, TX2,34378-22%
      Bloomburg, TX36879-21%
      Douglassville, TX15079-21%
      Atlanta, TX5,61580-20%

      Cities with similar population

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      Pevely, MO5,61688-12%
      South Apopka, FL5,61386-14%
      Coraopolis, PA5,61788-12%
      Swartz Creek, MI5,61790-10%
      Morris Plains, NJ5,61214444%
      Atlanta, TX5,61580-20%
      Source: The Atlanta, TX cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.