Lyons 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.
Cost of living index7494100
Goods & Services index8297100
Groceries index9899100
Health care index8097100
Housing index4386100
Transportation index8497100
Utilities index9793100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Lyons, GA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Lyons, GA is 74, which is 21% lower than the Georgia average and 26% 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 Lyons, GA are 15% lower than the Georgia average and 18% lower than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Lyons is 21% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Lyons is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lyons is 57% 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 Lyons, 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 Lyons, GA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Lyons, 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

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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Lyons, GA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Lyons, GA homeowners have a median income of $25,767. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $601 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $20,257, which means there is a maximum of $473 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Georgia Sales Tax

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Georgia Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Lyons, GA, the Georgia income tax and the Georgia sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Georgia maximum surtax is 8%, and the Georgia sales tax is 4%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1% to 6% in Georgia.

Goods & Services

ItemLyonsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.33$17.4912.3%
Beauty Salon $36.67$38.173.9%
Toothpaste $1.88$2.3219.0%
Shampoo $0.86$1.0115.0%
Movie $11.79$10.729.9%
Bowling $11.00$13.8620.6%


ItemLyonsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.81$3.902.3%
Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4019.0%
Milk $2.20$1.9612.1%
Potatoes $3.25$3.182.1%
Pizza $5.00$10.3951.9%
Beer $9.36$9.231.4%

Health Care

ItemLyonsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.50$106.3413.0%
Doctor $72.80$115.2536.8%
Dentist $74.50$98.3824.3%
Ibuprofen $9.37$9.261.2%
Lipitor $469.86$466.470.7%


ItemLyonsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $66,400.00$184,700.0064.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $899.13$1,273.3229.4%
Apartment Rent $561.00$949.0040.9%


ItemLyonsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.44$2.596.0%
Tire Balancing $33.74$48.9031.0%


ItemLyonsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.64$167.604.8%
Phone $180.90$163.4210.7%
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.
Tarrytown, GA5177-23%
Collins, GA46470-30%
Oak Park, GA79772-28%
Uvalda, GA59081-19%
Cobbtown, GA36074-26%
Lyons, GA4,36474-26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Denton, MD4,3641077%
Edwardsville, KS4,36491-9%
Harrogate, TN4,36485-15%
Beechwood, MS4,36592-8%
Florence, NJ4,3661055%
Lyons, GA4,36474-26%
Source: The Lyons, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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