Decatur 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.
IndexDecaturTennesseeNational
Cost of living index8191100
IndexDecaturTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index9498100
Groceries index9292100
Health care index8889100
Housing index5880100
Transportation index8893100
Utilities index8191100

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  • The cost of living in Decatur is 11% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Decatur is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Decatur is 42% 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$36,510$3,043$852$1,095
Renters$14,063$1,172$328$422

Tennessee Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Tennessee7%9.75%

Tennessee Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemDecaturNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.50$14.597.5%
Beauty Salon $22.00$34.6836.6%
Toothpaste $2.66$2.477.6%
Shampoo $1.04$1.021.8%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%

Groceries

ItemDecaturNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.55$4.481.6%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.22$2.365.8%
Potatoes $2.82$3.067.9%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.96$8.637.8%

Health Care

ItemDecaturNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.00$99.7811.2%
Doctor $80.00$105.0323.8%
Dentist $70.33$88.7020.7%
Ibuprofen $8.98$9.414.6%
Lipitor $320.11$298.507.2%

Housing

ItemDecaturNational avg.Difference
Home Price $101,100.00$175,700.0042.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $957.87$1,081.0311.4%
Apartment Rent $550.00$920.0040.2%

Transportation

ItemDecaturNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.88$2.0910.1%
Tire Balancing $36.67$45.2919.0%

Utilities

ItemDecaturNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.77$170.8019.9%
Phone $23.50$28.2616.8%
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.
Etowah, TN3,49878-22%
Riceville, TN66280-20%
Niota, TN85080-20%
Dayton, TN7,31682-18%
Spring City, TN2,13782-18%
Decatur, TN1,50381-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hummels Wharf, PA1,50394-6%
Woodbine, GA1,50390-10%
Langhorne, PA1,50313333%
Port Barrington, IL1,50312626%
West Marion, NC1,50389-11%
Decatur, TN1,50381-19%
Source: The Decatur, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.