Forest Park, GA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
85
Forest Park's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
25 out of 154
In Georgia
777 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 Forest Park is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Forest Park, GA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Forest Park has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Georgia, Forest Park has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Georgia's index of 91.

The standard of living in Forest Park ranks as #777 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Georgia. By definition, that implies Forest Park ranks as the #5,642 most expensive place in the Peach State.

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Forest Park Cost Of Living Vs. Georgia

Living Expense Forest Park Georgia National Average
Overall 85 91 100
Services 101 98 100
Groceries 105 95 100
Health 103 99 100
Housing 47 87 100
Transportation 101 98 100
Utilities 85 91 100
For more reading on cost of living around Georgia, check out:
Forest Park Cost of Living Vs. GA

Forest Park, 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.

$76,800
Median Home Value
$863
Median Rent
$35,585
Median Income
Statistic Forest Park Georgia United States
Median Home Value $76,800 $190,200 $229,800
Median Rent $863 $1,042 $1,096
Median Income $35,585 $61,224 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.2x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Forest Park Services Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Forest Park Georgia
Shampoo $1.0 $1.06
Movie $14.15 $10.68
Bowling $17.17 $14.67

Detailed Forest Park Groceries Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Forest Park Georgia
Ground Beef $4.61 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.3 $1.39
Milk $1.99 $2.05

Detailed Forest Park Health Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Forest Park Georgia
Haircut $21.0 $18.62
Beauty Salon $47.13 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.66 $2.34

Detailed Forest Park Transportation Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Forest Park Georgia
Potatoes $3.16 $3.29
Pizza $10.06 $10.62
Beer $10.05 $9.38
Optometrist $110.27 $108.57
Doctor $119.8 $116.17
Dentist $105.78 $99.13

Detailed Forest Park Utilities Costs Vs. Georgia

Item Forest Park Georgia
Gasoline $2.23 $2.22
Tire Balancing $52.08 $50.07
All Electricity $120.82 $167.67
Phone $185.08 $175.64

Forest Park SnackAbility

2
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
3
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Forest Park

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Forest Park
Smyrna, GA 56,333 106 1.2x
Mableton, GA 41,647 98 1.2x
East Point, GA 35,031 91 1.1x
Chamblee, GA 29,874 103 1.2x
Decatur, GA 24,814 124 1.5x
North Druid Hills, GA 18,074 117 1.4x
Fayetteville, GA 17,902 103 1.2x
North Decatur, GA 15,833 109 1.3x
Riverdale, GA 15,455 88 1.0x
College Park, GA 14,479 93 1.1x

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