Portal 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 index7894100
Goods & Services index8297100
Groceries index9899100
Health care index8097100
Housing index5686100
Transportation index8497100
Utilities index9793100

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  • The cost of living in Portal is 17% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Portal is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Portal is 44% 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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Goods & Services

ItemPortalNational 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%


ItemPortalNational 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

ItemPortalNational 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%


ItemPortalNational avg.Difference
Home Price $78,000.00$184,700.0057.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $899.13$1,273.3229.4%
Apartment Rent $835.00$949.0012.0%


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


ItemPortalNational 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.
Canoochee, GA10670-30%
Twin City, GA2,20573-27%
Garfield, GA13973-27%
Register, GA14476-24%
Rocky Ford, GA24076-24%
Portal, GA64178-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Flintville, TN64183-17%
Glen Fork, WV64178-22%
Meadow, TX64176-24%
Williston, OH64188-12%
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD641247147%
Portal, GA64178-22%
Source: The Portal, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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