Cottage Grove 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.
IndexCottage GroveTennesseeNational
Cost of living index8391100
IndexCottage GroveTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index11398100
Groceries index8992100
Health care index9189100
Housing index4180100
Transportation index9693100
Utilities index9091100

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  • The cost of living in Cottage Grove is 8% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Cottage Grove is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cottage Grove is 59% lower 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$50,833$4,236$1,186$1,525
Renters$41,250$3,438$962$1,238

Tennessee Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Tennessee7%9.75%

Tennessee Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Tennessee0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemCottage GroveNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.25$14.599.2%
Beauty Salon $32.00$34.687.7%
Toothpaste $1.50$2.4739.4%
Shampoo $1.33$1.0230.1%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $4.10$4.396.6%

Groceries

ItemCottage GroveNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.97$4.4833.7%
Fried Chicken $1.00$1.4631.7%
Milk $1.81$2.3623.2%
Potatoes $3.08$3.060.6%
Pizza $9.88$9.246.9%
Beer $7.97$8.637.7%

Health Care

ItemCottage GroveNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.00$99.7810.2%
Doctor $99.00$105.035.7%
Dentist $69.60$88.7021.5%
Ibuprofen $6.83$9.4127.4%
Lipitor $316.00$298.505.9%

Housing

ItemCottage GroveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $60,000.00$175,700.0065.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $769.34$1,081.0328.8%
Apartment Rent $510.00$920.0044.6%

Transportation

ItemCottage GroveNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.095.5%
Tire Balancing $46.00$45.291.6%

Utilities

ItemCottage GroveNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.55$170.807.2%
Phone $24.01$28.2615.0%
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.
Gleason, TN1,36584-16%
Hazel, KY49984-16%
Henry, TN48085-15%
Puryear, TN78585-15%
Dresden, TN2,94985-15%
Cottage Grove, TN11783-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Nelsonville, WI11788-12%
Tenakee Springs, AK11713131%
Fairfield, KY11783-17%
Sellers, SC11779-21%
Twin Lakes, WA11794-6%
Cottage Grove, TN11783-17%
Source: The Cottage Grove, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.