Greenbrier 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.
IndexGreenbrierTennesseeNational
Cost of living index9490100
IndexGreenbrierTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index10397100
Groceries index9693100
Health care index8390100
Housing index8380100
Transportation index10290100
Utilities index9092100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Greenbrier, TN is shown above. Compared to the state average of Tennessee the cost of living index in Greenbrier, TN is 94, which is 4% higher than the average in Tennessee and compared to the national average it is 6% 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 Greenbrier, TN goods and services come in at 6% higher than the average in Tennessee and are 3% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Greenbrier is 4% higher than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Greenbrier is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greenbrier is 17% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Greenbrier, TN to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Greenbrier, TN, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Greenbrier, TN salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$54,953$4,579$1,282$1,649
Renters$38,958$3,247$909$1,169
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Greenbrier, TN, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Greenbrier, TN homeowners have a median income of $54,953. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,282 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $38,958, which means there is a maximum of $909 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Greenbrier, 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

ItemGreenbrierNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$15.562.8%
Beauty Salon $40.57$36.1112.4%
Toothpaste $2.83$2.4714.3%
Shampoo $1.09$0.9613.3%
Movie $10.77$10.136.3%
Bowling $4.30$4.749.2%

Groceries

ItemGreenbrierNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.52$3.9811.6%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.419.5%
Milk $1.93$2.066.6%
Potatoes $2.88$2.983.3%
Pizza $9.41$9.470.7%
Beer $8.82$8.790.3%

Health Care

ItemGreenbrierNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.11$101.0426.7%
Doctor $79.17$107.4426.3%
Dentist $74.80$90.4217.3%
Ibuprofen $8.84$9.284.7%
Lipitor $390.53$426.508.4%

Housing

ItemGreenbrierNational avg.Difference
Home Price $141,700.00$175,700.0019.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $943.35$1,133.2316.8%
Apartment Rent $809.00$920.0012.1%

Transportation

ItemGreenbrierNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$1.9912.1%
Tire Balancing $60.53$45.7632.3%

Utilities

ItemGreenbrierNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.24$163.816.5%
Phone $24.50$28.3913.7%
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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Mitchellville, TN15184-16%
Cedar Hill, TN36688-12%
New Deal, TN39389-11%
Springfield, TN16,59892-8%
Cottontown, TN42795-5%
Greenbrier, TN6,55094-6%

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Source: The Greenbrier, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.