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Overall 11%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 100%
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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.
IndexMatthewsGeorgiaNational
Cost of living8993100
Goods & Services9197100
Groceries9296100
Health care8996100
Housingn/a86100
Transportation8292100
Utilities8691100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Matthews is 4% lower than the Georgia average
  • The cost of living in Matthews is 11% lower than the national average
  • Matthews housing is 30% lower than the national average
  • Georgia general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average
  • Georgia state income tax is 59% 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$42,847$3,571$1,000$1,286
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      Georgia Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Georgia4%8%

      Georgia Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemMatthewsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $21.67$20.276.9%
      Beauty Salon $33.55$40.3916.9%
      Toothpaste $1.86$2.3621.3%
      Shampoo $1.00$1.087.1%
      Movie $12.83$10.9916.8%
      Bowling $15.00$15.493.2%

      Groceries

      ItemMatthewsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.29$4.300.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4016.4%
      Milk $1.40$2.2036.3%
      Potatoes $2.81$3.2212.8%
      Pizza $9.99$10.747.0%
      Beer $9.99$9.604.1%

      Health Care

      ItemMatthewsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $158.33$109.7344.3%
      Doctor $95.00$118.3419.7%
      Dentist $77.33$100.9423.4%
      Ibuprofen $8.49$9.9314.5%
      Lipitor $442.52$469.535.8%

      Housing

      ItemMatthewsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $768.38$1,229.6237.5%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemMatthewsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.57$2.715.2%
      Tire Balancing $32.00$51.8638.3%

      Utilities

      ItemMatthewsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$126.43$170.8426.0%
      Phone $189.41$187.181.2%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Vidette, GA1477426.2%
      Avera, GA2597425.6%
      Stapleton, GA4707525.4%
      Wrens, GA2,3607723.5%
      Blythe, GA7197821.5%
      Matthews, GA2338910.7%

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      Nightmute, AK2331010.8%
      Waucoma, IA2337327.1%
      Blanchard, ID2331032.5%
      Irwin, ID233990.8%
      Williamson, IL2338020.1%
      Matthews, GA2338910.7%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.