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Overall 16%
Goods & Services 7%
Housing 36%
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.
IndexDock JunctionGeorgiaNational
Cost of living8494100
Goods & Services9397100
Groceries10099100
Health care8797100
Housing6486100
Transportation8497100
Utilities9893100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Dock Junction is 10% lower than the Georgia average
  • The cost of living in Dock Junction is 16% lower than the national average
  • Dock Junction housing is 36% 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$42,951$3,579$1,002$1,289
      Renters$21,542$1,795$503$646
      The affordability of the housing market in Dock Junction, 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 Dock Junction homeowners, the median income is $42,951. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,002 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $21,542. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $503 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

      ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.20$17.4918.8%
      Beauty Salon $52.00$38.1736.2%
      Toothpaste $2.46$2.326.0%
      Shampoo $0.94$1.017.1%
      Movie $11.17$10.724.2%
      Bowling $13.60$13.861.9%

      Groceries

      ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.03$3.903.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.28$1.408.3%
      Milk $2.02$1.962.9%
      Potatoes $4.06$3.1827.6%
      Pizza $8.99$10.3913.5%
      Beer $9.24$9.230.1%

      Health Care

      ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $63.80$106.3440.0%
      Doctor $82.50$115.2528.4%
      Dentist $97.20$98.381.2%
      Ibuprofen $8.79$9.265.1%
      Lipitor $433.34$466.477.1%

      Housing

      ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $99,000.00$184,700.0046.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $961.96$1,273.3224.5%
      Apartment Rent $828.00$949.0012.8%

      Transportation

      ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.50$2.593.7%
      Tire Balancing $32.33$48.9033.9%

      Utilities

      ItemDock JunctionNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$158.65$167.605.3%
      Phone $184.29$163.4212.8%
      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.

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      Darien, GA2,82585-15%
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      St. Simons, GA13,48011515%
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      Source: The Dock Junction, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.