Fairview 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.
IndexFairviewGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8393100
IndexFairviewGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9399100
Health care index10496100
Housing index5586100
Transportation index9196100
Utilities index9497100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Fairview, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Fairview, GA is 83, which is 11% lower than the Georgia average and 17% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Fairview, GA are equal to the Georgia average and 4% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Fairview is 11% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Fairview is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fairview is 45% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Fairview, GA to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Fairview, GA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Fairview, GA salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$44,950$3,746$1,049$1,349
Renters$20,033$1,669$467$601
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Fairview, GA, 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 Fairview, GA, the median monthly income is $44,950 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,049 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $20,033, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $467 on monthly rental expenses.

Georgia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Georgia4%8%

Georgia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Georgia1%6%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Fairview, GA is the Georgia sales tax and Georgia 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 Georgia sales tax rate is 4% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8%. 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 Georgia income tax rates range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.13$16.0912.1%
Beauty Salon $44.67$37.3319.6%
Toothpaste $2.26$2.457.5%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0010.0%
Movie $11.29$10.289.8%
Bowling $5.34$4.938.3%

Groceries

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.50$3.808.0%
Fried Chicken $1.09$1.4021.7%
Milk $2.09$2.014.1%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0112.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.88$8.900.2%

Health Care

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.47$102.165.6%
Doctor $128.20$108.3618.3%
Dentist $87.33$92.535.6%
Ibuprofen $9.38$9.281.1%
Lipitor $448.19$425.825.3%

Housing

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,300.00$184,700.0047.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,282.40$1,202.446.6%
Apartment Rent $598.00$949.0037.0%

Transportation

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$2.2412.0%
Tire Balancing $45.60$46.291.5%

Utilities

ItemFairviewNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$132.07$165.9620.4%
Phone $32.00$28.6811.6%
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.
Rossville, GA4,02082-18%
Lakeview, GA6,06183-17%
Chattanooga Valley, GA3,94285-15%
Trenton, GA2,09185-15%
Tunnel Hill, GA1,05687-13%
Fairview, GA7,84383-17%

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Oak Grove, MO7,84488-12%
Inverness, IL7,84417373%
Wahpeton, ND7,84487-13%
Maryville, IL7,83799-1%
Fort Scott, KS7,85277-23%
Fairview, GA7,84383-17%
Source: The Fairview, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.