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Overall 16%
Goods & Services 2%
Housing 46%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; 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.
IndexBath-EdieAugustaGeorgia
Cost of living848794
Goods & Services10210297
Groceries10010099
Health care919197
Housing546386
Transportation878797
Utilities878793

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Bath-Edie is 11% lower than the Augusta average
  • The cost of living in Bath-Edie is 16% lower than the national average
  • Bath-Edie housing is 46% 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$44,174$3,681$1,031$1,325

      Georgia Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Georgia4%8%

      Georgia Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Georgia1%5.75%

      Goods & Services

      ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.00$17.4920.0%
      Beauty Salon $34.33$38.1710.1%
      Toothpaste $3.11$2.3234.0%
      Shampoo $0.78$1.0122.9%
      Movie $12.00$10.7211.9%
      Bowling $15.00$13.868.2%

      Groceries

      ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.49$3.9015.1%
      Fried Chicken $2.43$1.4074.1%
      Milk $1.69$1.9613.9%
      Potatoes $3.58$3.1812.5%
      Pizza $11.99$10.3915.4%
      Beer $8.95$9.233.0%

      Health Care

      ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $175.00$106.3464.6%
      Doctor $95.00$115.2517.6%
      Dentist $77.33$98.3821.4%
      Ibuprofen $8.99$9.262.9%
      Lipitor $450.51$466.473.4%

      Housing

      ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $100,500.00$184,700.0045.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $955.22$1,273.3225.0%
      Apartment Rent $794.00$949.0016.3%

      Transportation

      ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.63$2.591.4%
      Tire Balancing $32.00$48.9034.6%

      Utilities

      ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$128.84$167.6023.1%
      Phone $182.56$163.4211.7%
      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.
      Matthews, GA23397-4%
      Wrens, GA2,36082-18%
      Blythe, GA71984-16%
      Dearing, GA74785-15%
      Belvedere, SC5,71485-15%
      Augusta, GA196,78487-13%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Amarillo, TX197,57084-16%
      Little Rock, AR197,64093-7%
      Glendale, CA197,89516565%
      Akron, OH198,50884-16%
      Shreveport, LA198,57188-12%
      Augusta, GA196,78487-13%
      Source: The Bath-Edie, Augusta, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.