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Cost of Living in Atlanta

Cost of living in Atlanta is 25.39% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 882.89$ and for four person family at 3,161.49$ (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $ 9.20-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.50 $ 45.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $ 5.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.54 $ 3.00-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.60 $ 1.25-2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.28 $ 1.00-1.75
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.11 $ 2.50-3.75
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.15-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.25 $ 1.00-1.50
Eggs (12) 2.72 $ 2.19-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.41 $ 1.81-5.99
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.50 $ 2.72-4.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.59 $ 4.00-8.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.21 $ 1.50-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.49-0.69
Oranges (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.36-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.93 $ 1.20-2.50
Potato (1 lb) 1.34 $ 0.91-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.58 $ 1.00-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $ 1.00-2.30
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.68 $ 1.19-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.99 $ 9.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $ 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.90 $ 1.99-3.80
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.70 $ 4.00-7.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.50-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 93.50 $ 75.00-95.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.50-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $ 2.00-2.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.00 $ 12.00-21.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.13 $ 1.94-2.49
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,500.00 $ 18,495.00-24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.21 $ 100.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.10-0.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.61 $ 35.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.45 $ 29.99-45.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.67 $ 5.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 10.00-14.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.86 $ 32.00-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.12 $ 20.00-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.07 $ 55.00-99.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.46 $ 60.00-115.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,231.52 $ 925.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 837.45 $ 650.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,030.89 $ 1,600.00-2,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,363.04 $ 1,000.00-1,900.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 214.12 $ 175.00-280.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 130.75 $ 75.00-200.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,054.33 $ 2,000.00-4,320.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.98 3.61-4.50

Prices in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

These data are based on 1399 entries in the past 18 months from 237 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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4 Comments so far
#Tiffany on Oct 13, 2015 :
I would really like to understand how this helps at all? I want to move out there from where I'm at but the expenses pile up more and more as I add them up. I'll be in debt before I even get a chance to raise my babies
#Erin S on Jun 26, 2015 :
Where are they finding apartments for around $1,000 in the "city center?" I'd sure like to know.
#David Vessels on Apr 29, 2015 :
It is very expensive to live in this country in this day and time.
#nichele Massey on Mar 16, 2014 :
What does a two garden apartment rent for?

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