The July 2019 Regional Snapshot looks at the cost of living in the City of Atlanta, using the Council for Community and Economic Research’s annual Cost of Living Index.

Insights include:

  • Atlanta’s cost of living is on par with the national average.
  • Housing cost is the biggest driver for higher costs of living in the country’s most expensive cities, which often see prices for things like groceries and medical expenses closer to those of cities with a lower cost of living.
  • Atlanta’s cost of living related to housing is slightly elevated compared to some of its peer metros, but this is offset by its comparatively cheaper utility costs.
  • A resident living in Manhattan (the country’s highest cost of living) has to make $122,059 to have the same buying power as someone making $50,000 in Atlanta.

Read the snapshot by clicking through the slides below, or click here to download the July 2019 Snapshot PDF.