Dalton, GA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
88
Dalton's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
43 out of 154
In Georgia
1,278 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 Dalton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Dalton, GA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Dalton has an overall cost of living index of 88 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Dalton ranks as #1,278 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Georgia. By definition, that implies Dalton ranks as the #5,140 most expensive place in the Peach State.

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Dalton Cost Of Living Vs. Georgia

Living Expense Dalton Georgia National Average
Overall 88 91 100
Services 100 98 100
Groceries 94 95 100
Health 90 99 100
Housing 69 87 100
Transportation 88 98 100
Utilities 99 91 100
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Dalton Cost of Living Vs. GA

Dalton, 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.

$154,200
Median Home Value
$714
Median Rent
$46,894
Median Income
Statistic Dalton Georgia United States
Median Home Value $154,200 $190,200 $229,800
Median Rent $714 $1,042 $1,096
Median Income $46,894 $61,224 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.3x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Dalton Services Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Dalton Georgia
Shampoo $0.89 $1.06
Movie $11.65 $10.68
Bowling $15.0 $14.67

Detailed Dalton Groceries Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Dalton Georgia
Ground Beef $4.28 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.05 $1.39
Milk $1.53 $2.05

Detailed Dalton Health Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Dalton Georgia
Haircut $14.89 $18.62
Beauty Salon $32.56 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.17 $2.34

Detailed Dalton Transportation Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Dalton Georgia
Potatoes $3.8 $3.29
Pizza $11.32 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $80.89 $108.57
Doctor $96.67 $116.17
Dentist $94.67 $99.13

Detailed Dalton Utilities Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Dalton Georgia
Gasoline $2.28 $2.22
Tire Balancing $31.44 $50.07
All Electricity $161.8 $167.67
Phone $180.73 $175.64

Dalton SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Dalton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Dalton
Canton, GA 29,459 96 1.1x
Holly Springs, GA 13,682 106 1.2x
Soddy-Daisy, TN 13,510 85 1.0x
Middle Valley, TN 12,100 93 1.1x
Collegedale, TN 11,402 94 1.1x
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 9,877 85 1.0x
Signal Mountain, TN 8,574 115 1.3x
Harrison, TN 8,485 91 1.0x
LaFayette, GA 7,310 83 0.9x
Fairview, GA 5,919 80 0.9x

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