Chattanooga, TN Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
91
Chattanooga's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
71 out of 105
In Tennessee
1,886 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Chattanooga is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Chattanooga, TN?

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 #1,887 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Tennessee. By definition, that implies Chattanooga ranks as the #4,520 most expensive place in the Volunteer State.

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Chattanooga Cost Of Living Vs. Tennessee

Living Expense Chattanooga Tennessee National Average
Overall 91 89 100
Services 93 93 100
Groceries 100 95 100
Health 96 89 100
Housing 82 80 100
Transportation 91 88 100
Utilities 93 96 100
For more reading on cost of living around Tennessee, check out:
Chattanooga Cost of Living Vs. TN

Chattanooga, TN Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

$167,500
Median Home Value
$859
Median Rent
$45,527
Median Income
Statistic Chattanooga Tennessee United States
Median Home Value $167,500 $167,200 $217,500
Median Rent $859 $869 $1,062
Median Income $45,527 $53,320 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.7x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Chattanooga Services Costs Vs. Tennessee

Item Chattanooga Tennessee
Shampoo $0.85 $1.01
Movie $11.55 $10.72
Bowling $13.8 $13.86

Detailed Chattanooga Groceries Costs Vs. Tennessee

Item Chattanooga Tennessee
Ground Beef $3.76 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.08 $1.4
Milk $2.05 $1.96

Detailed Chattanooga Health Costs Vs. Tennessee

Item Chattanooga Tennessee
Haircut $14.6 $17.49
Beauty Salon $43.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.88 $2.32

Detailed Chattanooga Transportation Costs Vs. Tennessee

Item Chattanooga Tennessee
Potatoes $4.3 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $9.99 $9.23
Optometrist $90.0 $106.34
Doctor $125.0 $115.25
Dentist $86.6 $98.38

Detailed Chattanooga Utilities Costs Vs. Tennessee

Item Chattanooga Tennessee
Gasoline $2.36 $2.59
Tire Balancing $46.2 $48.9
All Electricity $145.74 $167.6
Phone $182.13 $163.42

Chattanooga SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Chattanooga

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Chattanooga
East Ridge, TN 21,168 86 0.9x
Soddy-Daisy, TN 13,398 86 0.9x
Middle Valley, TN 12,061 91 1.0x
Red Bank, TN 11,745 87 1.0x
Collegedale, TN 11,275 96 1.1x
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 9,954 87 1.0x
Signal Mountain, TN 8,539 117 1.3x
Harrison, TN 8,121 89 1.0x
South Cleveland, TN 8,056 87 1.0x
Fairview, GA 6,540 83 0.9x

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