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Atlanta has a standard sales tax of 8%, with a twice yearly sales tax holiday. Average property taxes in the area are 1.157%.

TAXES

According to a report by SmartAsset, a typical apartment utility bill in Atlanta (including electricity, heating, and water) will cost $169 per month. For internet, expect to pay an average of $45-$50 per month.

Food prices in the city are slightly higher than the national average. Expect to pay $14 per person for a casual meal, and upwards of $50 for a nicer meal for two (not including drinks). For groceries, Numbeo.com quotes a minimum cost per person of $334 per month. This assumes basic necessities and not organic groceries or high end ingredients, for instance.

FOOD&UTILITIES

Atlanta’s public transit system, named MARTA for short (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority), operates a network of bus routes linked to a light rail system. MARTA’s rail system provides a solid amount of coverage, however buses may be required in certain areas (like Emory and Cumberland). Prices range from $2.50 for a single ride to $95 for a monthly pass. Full pricing can be found on the MARTA site

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Atlanta is split up into 242 different neighborhoods. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most popular areas we’ve seen for renters.

 

Midtown

Buckhead

Old Fourth Ward

Little Five Points

Atlantic Station

Buckhead Forrest

Morningside / Lenox Park

Castleberry Hill

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