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Overall 19%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 64%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
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.
IndexScotlandGeorgiaNational
Cost of living8194100
Goods & Services10497100
Groceries10099100
Health care9497100
Housing3686100
Transportation9597100
Utilities9493100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Scotland is 13% lower than the Georgia average
  • The cost of living in Scotland is 19% lower than the national average
  • Scotland housing is 64% 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$31,250$2,604$729$938
      Renters$30,833$2,569$719$925

      Georgia Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Georgia4%8%

      Georgia Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemScotlandNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $13.00$17.4925.7%
      Beauty Salon $30.00$38.1721.4%
      Toothpaste $1.89$2.3218.6%
      Shampoo $0.89$1.0112.0%
      Movie $10.69$10.720.3%
      Bowling $5.00$13.8663.9%

      Groceries

      ItemScotlandNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.82$3.902.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.14$1.4018.3%
      Milk $1.39$1.9629.2%
      Potatoes $3.93$3.1823.5%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $9.49$9.232.8%

      Health Care

      ItemScotlandNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $116.00$106.349.1%
      Doctor $75.00$115.2534.9%
      Dentist $110.00$98.3811.8%
      Ibuprofen $8.38$9.269.5%
      Lipitor $444.99$466.474.6%

      Housing

      ItemScotlandNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $45,300.00$184,700.0075.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $819.96$1,273.3235.6%
      Apartment Rent $606.00$949.0036.1%

      Transportation

      ItemScotlandNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.55$2.591.6%
      Tire Balancing $45.00$48.908.0%

      Utilities

      ItemScotlandNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$149.29$167.6010.9%
      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.
      Glenwood, GA82678-22%
      Chauncey, GA33679-21%
      Alamo, GA3,37680-20%
      Lumber City, GA1,27182-18%
      Milan, GA73282-18%
      Scotland, GA39281-19%

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      Source: The Scotland, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.