Middle Valley 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.
IndexMiddle ValleyTennesseeNational
Cost of living index9490100
IndexMiddle ValleyTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index9393100
Health care index10690100
Housing index8880100
Transportation index9090100
Utilities index10092100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Middle Valley, TN is shown above. Compared to the state average of Tennessee the cost of living index in Middle Valley, 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 Middle Valley, TN goods and services come in at 1% lower than the average in Tennessee and are 4% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Middle Valley is 4% higher than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Middle Valley is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Middle Valley is 12% 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 used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Middle Valley, TN to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Middle Valley, TN, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Middle Valley, TN salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Middle Valley, TN, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Middle Valley, TN, the median monthly income is $65,633 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,531 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $34,306, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $800 on monthly rental expenses.

Tennessee Sales Tax

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Tennessee Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Middle Valley, TN, the Tennessee income tax and the Tennessee sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Tennessee maximum surtax is 9.75%, and the Tennessee sales tax is 7%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Tennessee.

Goods & Services

ItemMiddle ValleyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.07$15.569.6%
Beauty Salon $48.33$36.1133.9%
Toothpaste $2.54$2.472.6%
Shampoo $0.88$0.969.2%
Movie $10.98$10.138.5%
Bowling $4.99$4.745.4%


ItemMiddle ValleyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.94$3.981.1%
Fried Chicken $1.09$1.4122.8%
Milk $1.99$2.063.6%
Potatoes $3.13$2.984.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.64$8.791.7%

Health Care

ItemMiddle ValleyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.79$101.043.2%
Doctor $127.67$107.4418.8%
Dentist $90.33$90.420.1%
Ibuprofen $8.81$9.285.0%
Lipitor $459.47$426.507.7%


ItemMiddle ValleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $156,200.00$175,700.0011.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,094.28$1,133.233.4%
Apartment Rent $792.00$920.0013.9%


ItemMiddle ValleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.72$1.9913.8%
Tire Balancing $45.60$45.760.4%


ItemMiddle ValleyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$148.10$163.819.6%
Phone $32.00$28.3912.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rossville, GA4,06682-18%
Lakeview, GA5,60384-16%
East Ridge, TN21,22089-11%
Red Bank, TN11,75989-11%
Dunlap, TN4,95389-11%
Middle Valley, TN13,28294-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Riverdale, IL13,27895-5%
Bexley, OH13,2861099%
St. James, NY13,27415151%
San Marino, CA13,294363263%
Connersville, IN13,26774-26%
Middle Valley, TN13,28294-6%
Source: The Middle Valley, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.