Atlanta, GA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
108
Atlanta's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
130 out of 153
In Georgia
3,964 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Atlanta is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Atlanta, GA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Atlanta has an overall cost of living index of 108 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Georgia, Atlanta has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Georgia's index of 94.

The standard of living in Atlanta ranks as #3,965 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Georgia. By definition, that implies Atlanta ranks as the #2,441 most expensive place in the Peach State.

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Atlanta Cost Of Living Vs. Georgia

Living Expense Atlanta Georgia National Average
Overall 108 94 100
Services 108 97 100
Groceries 104 99 100
Health 109 97 100
Housing 116 86 100
Transportation 108 97 100
Utilities 86 93 100
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Atlanta Cost of Living Vs. GA

Atlanta, 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.

$290,400
Median Home Value
$1,153
Median Rent
$59,948
Median Income
Statistic Atlanta Georgia United States
Median Home Value $290,400 $176,000 $217,500
Median Rent $1,153 $1,006 $1,062
Median Income $59,948 $58,700 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.8x 3.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Atlanta Services Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Atlanta Georgia
Shampoo $1.04 $1.01
Movie $14.66 $10.72
Bowling $16.4 $13.86

Detailed Atlanta Groceries Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Atlanta Georgia
Ground Beef $4.64 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.32 $1.4
Milk $2.09 $1.96

Detailed Atlanta Health Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Atlanta Georgia
Haircut $20.9 $17.49
Beauty Salon $48.3 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.89 $2.32

Detailed Atlanta Transportation Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Atlanta Georgia
Potatoes $3.0 $3.18
Pizza $11.39 $10.39
Beer $9.74 $9.23
Optometrist $109.2 $106.34
Doctor $119.75 $115.25
Dentist $123.4 $98.38

Detailed Atlanta Utilities Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Atlanta Georgia
Gasoline $2.7 $2.59
Tire Balancing $56.89 $48.9
All Electricity $124.35 $167.6
Phone $182.25 $163.42

Atlanta SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Atlanta

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Atlanta
Sandy Springs, GA 107,072 131 1.2x
Roswell, GA 94,498 119 1.1x
Smyrna, GA 56,268 108 1.0x
Dunwoody, GA 49,371 128 1.2x
Mableton, GA 41,487 99 0.9x
East Point, GA 34,957 92 0.9x
Decatur, GA 24,002 125 1.2x
North Druid Hills, GA 18,002 120 1.1x
North Decatur, GA 16,701 112 1.0x
College Park, GA 14,501 98 0.9x

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