Albany, GA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
87
Albany's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
36 out of 154
In Georgia
1,101 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Albany is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Albany, GA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Albany has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Georgia, Albany has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Georgia's index of 91.

The standard of living in Albany ranks as #1,101 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Georgia. By definition, that implies Albany ranks as the #5,317 most expensive place in the Peach State.

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Albany Cost Of Living Vs. Georgia

Living Expense Albany Georgia National Average
Overall 87 91 100
Services 100 98 100
Groceries 108 95 100
Health 103 99 100
Housing 60 87 100
Transportation 92 98 100
Utilities 95 91 100
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Albany Cost of Living Vs. GA

Albany, GA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Georgia, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$100,300
Median Home Value
$766
Median Rent
$38,826
Median Income
Statistic Albany Georgia United States
Median Home Value $100,300 $190,200 $229,800
Median Rent $766 $1,042 $1,096
Median Income $38,826 $61,224 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.6x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Albany Services Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Albany Georgia
Shampoo $0.94 $1.06
Movie $10.98 $10.68
Bowling $13.42 $14.67

Detailed Albany Groceries Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Albany Georgia
Ground Beef $5.33 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.11 $1.39
Milk $2.86 $2.05

Detailed Albany Health Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Albany Georgia
Haircut $16.93 $18.62
Beauty Salon $38.75 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.34 $2.34

Detailed Albany Transportation Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Albany Georgia
Potatoes $4.12 $3.29
Pizza $9.51 $10.62
Beer $9.07 $9.38
Optometrist $103.21 $108.57
Doctor $117.47 $116.17
Dentist $102.38 $99.13

Detailed Albany Utilities Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Albany Georgia
Gasoline $2.08 $2.22
Tire Balancing $46.31 $50.07
All Electricity $148.46 $167.67
Phone $183.73 $175.64

Albany SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Albany

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Albany
Tifton, GA 17,189 93 1.1x
Americus, GA 15,319 88 1.0x
Moultrie, GA 14,086 86 1.0x
Cordele, GA 10,600 84 1.0x
Cairo, GA 9,395 88 1.0x
Sylvester, GA 5,809 86 1.0x
Camilla, GA 5,087 84 1.0x

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