Knoxville, TN Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
82
Knoxville's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
23 out of 105
In Tennessee
408 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 Knoxville is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Knoxville, TN?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Knoxville has an overall cost of living index of 82 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Tennessee, Knoxville has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Tennessee's index of 89.

The standard of living in Knoxville ranks as #408 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Tennessee. By definition, that implies Knoxville ranks as the #5,998 most expensive place in the Volunteer State.

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Knoxville Cost Of Living Vs. Tennessee

Living Expense Knoxville Tennessee National Average
Overall 82 89 100
Services 85 93 100
Groceries 89 95 100
Health 92 89 100
Housing 70 80 100
Transportation 83 88 100
Utilities 93 96 100
For more reading on cost of living around Tennessee, check out:
Knoxville Cost of Living Vs. TN

Knoxville, 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.

$136,300
Median Home Value
$845
Median Rent
$40,341
Median Income
Statistic Knoxville Tennessee United States
Median Home Value $136,300 $167,200 $217,500
Median Rent $845 $869 $1,062
Median Income $40,341 $53,320 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.4x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Knoxville Services Costs Vs. Tennessee

Item Knoxville Tennessee
Shampoo $0.85 $1.01
Movie $10.16 $10.72
Bowling $18.0 $13.86

Detailed Knoxville Groceries Costs Vs. Tennessee

Item Knoxville Tennessee
Ground Beef $4.22 $3.9
Fried Chicken $0.98 $1.4
Milk $1.77 $1.96

Detailed Knoxville Health Costs Vs. Tennessee

Item Knoxville Tennessee
Haircut $14.6 $17.49
Beauty Salon $37.4 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.44 $2.32

Detailed Knoxville Transportation Costs Vs. Tennessee

Item Knoxville Tennessee
Potatoes $2.92 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $9.69 $9.23
Optometrist $88.0 $106.34
Doctor $102.6 $115.25
Dentist $89.6 $98.38

Detailed Knoxville Utilities Costs Vs. Tennessee

Item Knoxville Tennessee
Gasoline $2.42 $2.59
Tire Balancing $32.76 $48.9
All Electricity $146.78 $167.6
Phone $182.13 $163.42

Knoxville SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Knoxville

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Knoxville
Oak Ridge, TN 29,037 85 1.0x
Maryville, TN 28,974 90 1.1x
Farragut, TN 22,631 110 1.3x
Seymour, TN 11,193 86 1.0x
Clinton, TN 9,964 84 1.0x
Alcoa, TN 9,561 82 1.0x

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