Cordele cost of living index

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. 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexCordeleGeorgiaNational
Cost of living8394100
IndexCordeleGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services9397100
Groceries10399100
Health care10197100
Housing5086100
Transportation10497100
Utilities9393100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Cordele is 11% lower than the Georgia average
  • The cost of living in Cordele is 17% lower than the national average
  • Cordele housing is 50% 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)
      Owners$37,100$3,092$866$1,113
      Renters$16,475$1,373$384$494
      The affordability of the housing market in Cordele, GA as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted 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 be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Cordele homeowners, the median income is $37,100. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $866 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $16,475. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $384 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%5.75%

      Goods & Services

      ItemCordeleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.33$17.4918.0%
      Beauty Salon $28.00$38.1726.6%
      Toothpaste $2.38$2.322.4%
      Shampoo $0.91$1.019.7%
      Movie $11.32$10.725.5%
      Bowling $4.25$13.8669.3%

      Groceries

      ItemCordeleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.24$3.908.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.46$1.404.6%
      Milk $2.25$1.9614.8%
      Potatoes $2.96$3.187.1%
      Pizza $9.32$10.3910.3%
      Beer $8.97$9.232.8%

      Health Care

      ItemCordeleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $105.00$106.341.3%
      Doctor $92.50$115.2519.7%
      Dentist $105.00$98.386.7%
      Ibuprofen $9.37$9.261.2%
      Lipitor $423.63$466.479.2%

      Housing

      ItemCordeleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $81,800.00$184,700.0055.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $905.78$1,273.3228.9%
      Apartment Rent $600.00$949.0036.8%

      Transportation

      ItemCordeleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.14$2.5917.4%
      Tire Balancing $56.62$48.9015.8%

      Utilities

      ItemCordeleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$164.26$167.602.0%
      Phone $24.78$163.4284.8%
      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.
      Seville, GA10574-26%
      Lilly, GA26479-21%
      Warwick, GA42080-20%
      Pitts, GA39881-19%
      Arabi, GA54481-19%
      Cordele, GA11,01583-17%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Woodbury, NY11,01512727%
      Chino Valley, AZ11,01598-2%
      Lantana, FL11,01697-3%
      Holbrook, MA11,00812626%
      Town and Country, MO11,00115252%
      Cordele, GA11,01583-17%
      Source: The Cordele, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.