In July of 2017, Dalton was ranked ninety on the list of best places to live on a $100,000 budget. While it’s true in most metro areas, a $100,000 salary will not stretch very far, but fortunately that is not the case with our city! The cost of living index average is 100 and the index for Dalton is 82.10. That puts Dalton 17.90 below average…this is great news for our community! Though housing has a lot to do with determining the cost of living index there are other factors, most of which are lower than average for Dalton. These include grocery at 96.1, health at 96, and transportation at 96! These numbers are just one of the reasons Dalton is such a great place to live.