Milledgeville 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.
IndexMilledgevilleGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8393100
IndexMilledgevilleGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index8396100
Groceries index9599100
Health care index9496100
Housing index6486100
Transportation index8996100
Utilities index11197100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Milledgeville, GA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Georgia the cost of living index in Milledgeville, GA is 83, which is 11% lower than the average in Georgia and compared to the national average it is 17% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Milledgeville, GA goods and services come in at 13% lower than the average in Georgia and are 17% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Milledgeville is 11% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Milledgeville is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Milledgeville 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$54,316$4,526$1,267$1,630
Renters$14,900$1,242$348$447
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Milledgeville, 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 Milledgeville, GA, the median monthly income is $54,316 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,267 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $14,900, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $348 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Milledgeville, 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

ItemMilledgevilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.28$16.091.2%
Beauty Salon $20.88$37.3344.1%
Toothpaste $2.00$2.4518.3%
Shampoo $1.00$1.000.2%
Movie $9.58$10.286.9%
Bowling $4.01$4.9318.7%

Groceries

ItemMilledgevilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.49$3.808.1%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4017.4%
Milk $1.65$2.0118.0%
Potatoes $2.78$3.017.6%
Pizza $10.93$9.8910.6%
Beer $8.77$8.901.4%

Health Care

ItemMilledgevilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.07$102.1614.8%
Doctor $74.66$108.3631.1%
Dentist $106.45$92.5315.0%
Ibuprofen $8.38$9.289.7%
Lipitor $411.04$425.823.5%

Housing

ItemMilledgevilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,400.00$184,700.0039.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $690.69$1,202.4442.6%
Apartment Rent $683.00$949.0028.0%

Transportation

ItemMilledgevilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$2.2410.1%
Tire Balancing $40.91$46.2911.6%

Utilities

ItemMilledgevilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.42$165.964.5%
Phone $37.03$28.6829.1%
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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Gordon, GA2,13878-22%
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Milledgeville, GA19,14683-17%

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Source: The Milledgeville, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.