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Cost of Living in Fulton County

In Fulton County, it is possible to lower business costs while offering competitive wages and a high standard of living for qualified workers. While the overall cost of living in the county is about 12 percent higher than the U.S. average, it is extremely reasonable when compared to other metro areas in the U.S.

An employer who pays an annual salary of $45,000 to a worker in Atlanta would have to pay that worker more than $118,000 in San Francisco, more than $80,000 in New York City, and more than $60,000 in Washington, DC.

Fulton County is a large, diverse county and the cost of living varies widely.


  Fulton County GA US
Overall 112.6 93.4 100
Grocery 99.8 95.5 100
Health 91.8 95.5 100
Housing 123.8 80.7 100
Utilities 102.6 103.2 100
Transportation 124.5 105.1 100
Miscellaneous 105.6 94.8 100

*Based on U.S. average of 100
Source: Sperling’s Best Places


Prospective residents can choose from apartments and bungalows, starter homes, traditional family living spaces, high-rise apartments and condos, and retirement residences.

Housing prices in Fulton County vary from the extremely affordable, less-than-$100,000 brick bungalows to million-dollar homes in gated country club communities. The median home value in Fulton County is $335,700.

Fulton County Home Price Distribution

< $50K 2.7%
$50K-$99K 6.3%
$100K-$149K 9.5%
$150K-$199K 10.4%
$200K-$299K 17.2%
$300K-$499K 25.6%
$500K-$999K 22.3%
$1M> 5.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Renters will find affordable rental homes and apartments as well.
The median gross monthly rent in Fulton County is