Manchester 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.
IndexManchesterTennesseeNational
Cost of living index8891100
IndexManchesterTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index9592100
Health care index10389100
Housing index6880100
Transportation index9793100
Utilities index9291100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Manchester, TN. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Manchester, TN being 88, that puts it 3% lower than the average of Tennessee and 12% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Manchester, TN, the price of goods and services are 1% lower than the average of Tennessee as well as 3% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Manchester is 3% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Manchester is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Manchester is 32% 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$53,478$4,457$1,248$1,605
Renters$22,372$1,864$522$671
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Manchester, 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 Manchester, TN homeowners have a median income of $53,478. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,248 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $22,372, which means there is a maximum of $522 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Manchester, TN, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Tennessee, as well as the rate for income tax in Tennessee. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Tennessee is 9.75%, and the sales tax in the state of Tennessee is 7%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Tennessee starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.40$14.591.3%
Beauty Salon $45.00$34.6829.8%
Toothpaste $2.69$2.478.8%
Shampoo $0.92$1.0210.0%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $4.99$4.3913.6%

Groceries

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.34$4.483.1%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.70$2.3614.6%
Potatoes $2.87$3.066.3%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.28$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.00$99.780.8%
Doctor $116.25$105.0310.7%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.58$9.411.8%
Lipitor $319.29$298.507.0%

Housing

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,500.00$175,700.0036.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $979.87$1,081.039.4%
Apartment Rent $706.00$920.0023.3%

Transportation

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.3%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.01$170.8018.6%
Phone $30.13$28.266.6%
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.
Lakewood Park, TN49171-29%
Viola, TN5881-19%
Normandy, TN9282-18%
Morrison, TN62279-21%
Hillsboro, TN40383-17%
Manchester, TN10,22388-12%

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Portage, WI10,22795-5%
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Pleasant Grove, AL10,23095-5%
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Manchester, TN10,22388-12%
Source: The Manchester, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.