Atlanta, GA Economy


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Atlanta, GA is a vibrant city with much to offer. It is known for its amazing food scene, robust economy, and lively arts and culture. Popular local companies include Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Home Depot, UPS, and Chick-fil-A. Attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta Zoo, CNN Center Studio Tour, High Museum of Art and World of Coca-Cola are also popular among locals and visitors alike. As for real estate costs in Atlanta compared to the national average, 2 bedroom rents in Atlanta are about $300 more expensive than the US average at $1,730. Additionally Grocery Cost Index in Atlanta is slightly higher than the national average at 99 versus 100. All in all Atlanta has something for everyone!

Atlanta has an unemployment rate of 5.3%. The US average is 6.0%.

Atlanta has seen the job market increase by 2.9% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 46.8%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Atlanta
- The Sales Tax Rate for Atlanta is 8.8%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Atlanta is 6.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Atlanta
- The average income of a Atlanta resident is $35,719 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Atlanta resident is $69,164 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.

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Lots of traffic near the airport at all times. Adds about 1.5 hrs to a 30 min commute. Great food and culture in downtown ATL area.  More

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Honestly the greater Atlanta area is the best place I've ever lived. There is so much diversity, delicious food, shopping, etc. The traffic really isn't that bad if you  More

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Over 1 years ago

I've lived just outside of Atlanta for 22 years and have spent a year deep within the hustle and bustle of the city. It's really NOT that bad. The crime really isn't  More

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