According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Chattanooga has an overall cost of living index of 91 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Tennessee, Chattanooga has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Tennessee's index of 89.
The standard of living in Chattanooga ranks as #1887 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Tennessee. By definition, that implies Chattanooga ranks as the #4520 most expensive place in the Volunteer State.
|Living Expense||Chattanooga||Tennessee||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Tennessee, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Chattanooga||East Ridge, TN||21,134||86||0.9x||Soddy-Daisy, TN||13,460||86||0.9x||Middle Valley, TN||12,097||91||1.0x||Red Bank, TN||11,748||87||1.0x||Collegedale, TN||11,256||96||1.1x||Fort Oglethorpe, GA||9,852||87||1.0x||Signal Mountain, TN||8,523||117||1.3x||South Cleveland, TN||8,069||87||1.0x||Harrison, TN||7,555||89||1.0x||Fairview, GA||6,518||83||0.9x|