The price of local government: City of Atlanta
That's a decrease of 1.4 percent from 2014, when the city spent $2.45 million, or $4,196.35 per household.
Atlanta has 585 households and a population of 1,692.
Since 2001, the City of Atlanta budget has grown by 45.9 percent, from $1.66 million. The city population has grown 4.7 percent over the same period, from 1,616.
Salaries accounted for 20.7 percent of city spending in 2015. Atlanta property taxpayers paid $500,860.80 for five full-time employees and one part-time employee.
In 2001, the city had seven full-time employees and 30 part-time employees, and spent $367,812.12.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.