Bartlett cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBartlettTennesseeNational
Cost of living index9791100
IndexBartlettTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index9398100
Groceries index9192100
Health care index8589100
Housing index10880100
Transportation index8993100
Utilities index9791100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Bartlett, TN is shown above. Compared to the state average of Tennessee the cost of living index in Bartlett, TN is 97, which is 7% higher than the average in Tennessee and compared to the national average it is 3% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Bartlett, TN goods and services come in at 6% lower than the average in Tennessee and are 8% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Bartlett is 7% higher than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Bartlett is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bartlett is 8% higher than the national average.
  • Tennessee general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Tennessee state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$84,539$7,045$1,972$2,536
Renters$48,385$4,032$1,129$1,452
The affordability of the housing market in Bartlett, TN as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Bartlett, TN homeowners, the median income is $84,539. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,972 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $48,385. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,129 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Tennessee Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Tennessee7%9.75%

Tennessee Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Tennessee0%0%
The Tennessee sales tax and Tennessee income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Bartlett, TN. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Tennessee sales tax is 7% and the maximum surtax is 9.75%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Tennessee income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemBartlettNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.25$14.594.5%
Beauty Salon $30.80$34.6811.2%
Toothpaste $2.59$2.474.7%
Shampoo $0.82$1.0219.8%
Movie $10.30$9.874.4%
Bowling $3.41$4.3922.4%

Groceries

ItemBartlettNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.79$4.487.0%
Fried Chicken $1.21$1.4617.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $3.15$3.062.9%
Pizza $8.39$9.249.2%
Beer $8.31$8.633.7%

Health Care

ItemBartlettNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $70.00$99.7829.8%
Doctor $83.80$105.0320.2%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $8.48$9.419.9%
Lipitor $233.97$298.5021.6%

Housing

ItemBartlettNational avg.Difference
Home Price $172,900.00$175,700.001.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $730.10$1,081.0332.5%
Apartment Rent $1,197.00$920.0030.1%

Transportation

ItemBartlettNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$2.0910.6%
Tire Balancing $40.40$45.2910.8%

Utilities

ItemBartlettNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.24$170.8011.5%
Phone $30.75$28.268.8%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Memphis, TN656,71584-16%
Millington, TN11,15286-14%
Southaven, MS50,38990-10%
Lakeland, TN12,5491033%
Arlington, TN11,6231077%
Bartlett, TN57,80597-3%

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Orland Park, IL57,80211414%
Casper, WY57,81595-5%
Lakeville, MN57,71511313%
Idaho Falls, ID57,93587-13%
Jupiter, FL57,62512020%
Bartlett, TN57,80597-3%
Source: The Bartlett, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.