Tifton 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 index8994100
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index10399100
Health care index10197100
Housing index6986100
Transportation index10497100
Utilities index9393100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Tifton, GA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Georgia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Tifton, GA is 89, which is 5% lower than the Georgia average and 11% 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 Tifton, GA are 4% lower than the average for Georgia and 7% lower than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Tifton is 5% lower than the Georgia average.
  • The cost of living in Tifton is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tifton is 31% 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

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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Tifton, GA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Tifton, GA have a median income of $55,302. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,290 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $17,444, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $407.

Georgia Sales Tax

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The Georgia sales tax and Georgia income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Tifton, GA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Georgia sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Georgia income tax rates range from 1% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemTiftonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.33$17.4918.0%
Beauty Salon $28.00$38.1726.6%
Toothpaste $2.38$2.322.4%
Shampoo $0.91$1.019.7%
Movie $11.32$10.725.5%
Bowling $4.25$13.8669.3%


ItemTiftonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.24$3.908.7%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.404.6%
Milk $2.25$1.9614.8%
Potatoes $2.96$3.187.1%
Pizza $9.32$10.3910.3%
Beer $8.97$9.232.8%

Health Care

ItemTiftonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $105.00$106.341.3%
Doctor $92.50$115.2519.7%
Dentist $105.00$98.386.7%
Ibuprofen $9.37$9.261.2%
Lipitor $423.63$466.479.2%


ItemTiftonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $133,700.00$184,700.0027.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $905.78$1,273.3228.9%
Apartment Rent $584.00$949.0038.5%


ItemTiftonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$2.5917.4%
Tire Balancing $56.62$48.9015.8%


ItemTiftonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$164.26$167.602.0%
Phone $24.78$163.4284.8%
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.
Unionville, GA1,62578-22%
Omega, GA1,11179-21%
Sycamore, GA76679-21%
Lenox, GA83580-20%
Enigma, GA92080-20%
Tifton, GA16,69189-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Altoona, IA16,69293-7%
New Milford, NJ16,68213434%
Parole, MD16,67913737%
Roosevelt, NY16,67514040%
Center Point, AL16,71183-17%
Tifton, GA16,69189-11%
Source: The Tifton, GA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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