Farragut 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.
IndexFarragutTennesseeNational
Cost of living index11191100
IndexFarragutTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index9398100
Groceries index8492100
Health care index8989100
Housing index16080100
Transportation index9093100
Utilities index9091100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Farragut, TN is shown above. Compared to the state average of Tennessee the cost of living index in Farragut, TN is 111, which is 23% higher than the average in Tennessee and compared to the national average it is 11% higher 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 Farragut, TN goods and services come in at 6% lower than the average in Tennessee and are 7% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Farragut is 23% higher than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Farragut is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Farragut is 60% 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$111,147$9,262$2,593$3,335
Renters$55,608$4,634$1,297$1,668
The affordability of the housing market in Farragut, 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 Farragut, TN homeowners, the median income is $111,147. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,593 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $55,608. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,297 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Farragut, TN you will want to make sure you consider both the Tennessee sales tax and the Tennessee income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Tennessee is 7%, with the highest surtax being 9.75%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Tennessee have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemFarragutNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.20$14.599.5%
Beauty Salon $34.00$34.682.0%
Toothpaste $1.49$2.4739.8%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $9.85$9.870.2%
Bowling $4.06$4.397.6%

Groceries

ItemFarragutNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$4.4812.4%
Fried Chicken $0.98$1.4633.1%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.78$3.069.2%
Pizza $10.24$9.2410.8%
Beer $8.46$8.632.0%

Health Care

ItemFarragutNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.80$99.7815.0%
Doctor $93.00$105.0311.5%
Dentist $75.00$88.7015.4%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $288.60$298.503.3%

Housing

ItemFarragutNational avg.Difference
Home Price $311,400.00$175,700.0077.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $877.66$1,081.0318.8%
Apartment Rent $1,111.00$920.0020.8%

Transportation

ItemFarragutNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.094.8%
Tire Balancing $33.96$45.2925.0%

Utilities

ItemFarragutNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$154.26$170.809.7%
Phone $25.37$28.2610.2%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Philadelphia, TN90179-21%
Oliver Springs, TN3,06380-20%
Loudon, TN5,60681-19%
Eagleton Village, TN3,96983-17%
Coalfield, TN2,47583-17%
Farragut, TN21,11111111%

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Farragut, TN21,11111111%
Source: The Farragut, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.