Millersville 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.
Cost of living index9590100
Goods & Services index10397100
Groceries index9693100
Health care index8390100
Housing index8880100
Transportation index10290100
Utilities index9092100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Millersville, TN cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Tennessee and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Millersville, TN is 95, which is 6% higher than the Tennessee average and 5% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Millersville, TN are 6% higher than the average for Tennessee and 3% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Millersville is 6% higher than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Millersville is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Millersville 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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The affordability of the housing market in Millersville, 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 Millersville, TN homeowners, the median income is $62,472. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,458 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $41,711. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $973 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Tennessee Sales Tax

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Tennessee Income Tax

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The Tennessee sales tax and Tennessee income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Millersville, TN. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Tennessee sales tax is 7% and the maximum surtax is 9.75%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Tennessee income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemMillersvilleNational 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%


ItemMillersvilleNational 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

ItemMillersvilleNational 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%


ItemMillersvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $156,500.00$175,700.0010.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $943.35$1,133.2316.8%
Apartment Rent $787.00$920.0014.5%


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


ItemMillersvilleNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
New Deal, TN39389-11%
Springfield, TN16,59892-8%
Portland, TN11,85390-10%
Greenbrier, TN6,55094-6%
Cottontown, TN42795-5%
Millersville, TN6,48195-5%

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Ambler, PA6,48111919%
Hewlett, NY6,48116666%
Seaside, OR6,48112121%
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Linglestown, PA6,4821011%
Millersville, TN6,48195-5%
Source: The Millersville, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.