Cost of Living

Gwinnett County offers a cost of living that remains competitive relative to metro Atlanta and the U. S. The overall cost of living in Gwinnett supports a higher quality of life for families and provides local residents with a proportionately greater disposable income that can be used for recreation, savings or other activities offered throughout the county.

Cost of Living Index

Atlanta Gwinnett County Average of all U.S. Communities
Cost of Living Index
Composite Index 98.8 98.8 100
Grocery Items 106.1 94.2 100
Housing 89.2 89.7 100
Utilities 96.4 102 100
Transportation 102.5 106.8 100
Healthcare 101.1 102.2 100
Miscellaneous 103.7 105 100

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, 3Q 2011

Average Prices

Atlanta Gwinnett County Average of all U.S. Communities
Average Prices of Housing
Apartment Rent (1) $951 $802 $853
Total Home Purchase Price (2) $234,571 $249,945 $284,543
Mortgage Rate % (3) $4.62 $4.59 $4.51
Monthly Payment (4) $904 $960 $1,084
Total Energy $163.92 $171.51 $163.14
Average Prices of Healthcare
Office Visist, optometrist (6) $75.40 $94.17 $91.41
Office Visist, doctor (7) $91.13 $100.67 $94.74
Office Visist, dentist (8) $94.20 $82.90 $82.75

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, 3Q 2011