Fairfield 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.
IndexFairfieldTennesseeNational
Cost of living index7391100
IndexFairfieldTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index10298100
Groceries index10292100
Health care index8389100
Housing index1480100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index8991100

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  • The cost of living in Fairfield is 20% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Fairfield is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fairfield is 86% 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$41,369$3,447$965$1,241
Renters$0$0$0$0

Tennessee Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Tennessee7%9.75%

Tennessee Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.50$14.5921.2%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $2.29$2.477.4%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.54$4.481.4%
Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4618.7%
Milk $2.14$2.369.2%
Potatoes $2.73$3.0610.8%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.07$8.636.5%

Health Care

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $83.00$99.7816.8%
Doctor $82.19$105.0321.7%
Dentist $63.33$88.7028.6%
Ibuprofen $8.54$9.419.3%
Lipitor $302.05$298.501.2%

Housing

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $24,100.00$175,700.0086.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $957.12$1,081.0311.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$2.092.6%
Tire Balancing $37.98$45.2916.1%

Utilities

ItemFairfieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$124.86$170.8026.9%
Phone $31.46$28.2611.3%
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.
Bransford, TN16879-21%
Scottsville, KY4,29581-19%
Mitchellville, TN15182-18%
Franklin, KY8,56383-17%
Graball, TN12789-11%
Fairfield, TN35773-27%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Miracle Valley, AZ35785-15%
Johnson, NE35783-17%
Lewisville, IN35775-25%
Bear Lake, MI35786-14%
Fairview, WY3571000%
Fairfield, TN35773-27%
Source: The Fairfield, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.