Nashville 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.
IndexNashvilleGeorgiaNational
Cost of living index8293100
IndexNashvilleGeorgiaNational
Goods & Services index9496100
Groceries index10199100
Health care index9896100
Housing index4786100
Transportation index9996100
Utilities index9697100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Nashville, GA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Georgia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Nashville, GA is 82, which is 13% lower than the Georgia average and 18% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Nashville, GA are 2% lower than the average for Georgia and 6% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Nashville is 13% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Nashville is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Nashville is 53% 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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Use the salary calculator to compare your current salary in Nashville, GA to any other city. The salary calculator will tell you how much you would need to earn in any given city to maintain the same standard of living based on the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the city you are looking to relocate to is higher than the cost of living in Nashville, GA, then you would need to earn more income in order to maintain the same standard of living. To use the Nashville, GA salary calculator, simply enter in the name of the new city, then adjust the slider to your current income. The salary calculator will do the rest and let you know if you need to earn more or less in the new city. You will also see a complete breakdown of the cost of living.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$38,719$3,227$903$1,162
Renters$15,175$1,265$354$455
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Nashville, 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 Nashville, GA, the median monthly income is $38,719 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $903 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $15,175, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $354 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Nashville, GA you will want to make sure you consider both the Georgia sales tax and the Georgia income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Georgia is 4%, with the highest surtax being 8%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Georgia have a range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemNashvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$16.0913.0%
Beauty Salon $38.28$37.332.5%
Toothpaste $2.50$2.452.3%
Shampoo $0.91$1.008.7%
Movie $10.50$10.282.1%
Bowling $4.25$4.9313.8%

Groceries

ItemNashvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.52$3.8018.8%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.405.5%
Milk $2.41$2.0119.9%
Potatoes $3.19$3.015.8%
Pizza $8.66$9.8912.4%
Beer $8.85$8.900.6%

Health Care

ItemNashvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.83$102.169.1%
Doctor $110.00$108.361.5%
Dentist $83.00$92.5310.3%
Ibuprofen $10.18$9.289.7%
Lipitor $437.49$425.822.7%

Housing

ItemNashvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,700.00$184,700.0056.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,006.86$1,202.4416.3%
Apartment Rent $521.00$949.0045.1%

Transportation

ItemNashvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.245.5%
Tire Balancing $50.88$46.299.9%

Utilities

ItemNashvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$154.02$165.967.2%
Phone $28.67$28.680.0%
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.
Willacoochee, GA1,54973-27%
Alapaha, GA76379-21%
Lenox, GA83580-20%
Lakeland, GA3,34880-20%
Enigma, GA92080-20%
Nashville, GA4,89582-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Shady Hollow, TX4,89512222%
Staunton, IL4,89586-14%
Zephyrhills South, FL4,89482-18%
Union Grove, WI4,89797-3%
Telford, PA4,8931055%
Nashville, GA4,89582-18%
Source: The Nashville, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.