Mount Carmel 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.
IndexMount CarmelTennesseeNational
Cost of living index9091100
IndexMount CarmelTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index10098100
Groceries index9192100
Health care index8989100
Housing index7680100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index9891100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Mount Carmel, TN is displayed above. In Mount Carmel, TN, the overall cost of living index is 90, which is equal to the Tennessee average and 10% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Mount Carmel, TN, the city's goods and services are 2% higher than the Tennessee average and equal to the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Mount Carmel is equal to the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Mount Carmel is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mount Carmel is 24% 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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A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Mount Carmel, TN, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Mount Carmel, TN has a median income of about $57,298 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,337 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $27,342. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $638 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 Mount Carmel, 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

ItemMount CarmelNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $32.33$34.686.8%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $3.85$4.3912.3%


ItemMount CarmelNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.67$4.484.3%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4621.5%
Milk $2.46$2.364.4%
Potatoes $3.31$3.068.1%
Pizza $11.49$9.2424.3%
Beer $8.58$8.630.6%

Health Care

ItemMount CarmelNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.67$99.781.9%
Doctor $89.33$105.0315.0%
Dentist $85.33$88.703.8%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $246.50$298.5017.4%


ItemMount CarmelNational avg.Difference
Home Price $127,900.00$175,700.0027.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $818.14$1,081.0324.3%
Apartment Rent $761.00$920.0017.3%


ItemMount CarmelNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$2.092.6%
Tire Balancing $39.00$45.2913.9%


ItemMount CarmelNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.53$170.8010.1%
Phone $30.65$28.268.5%
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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Clinchport, VA8377-23%
Nickelsville, VA42382-18%
Weber City, VA1,47384-16%
Bloomingdale, TN9,88285-15%
Gate City, VA2,34885-15%
Mount Carmel, TN5,44390-10%

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Eastman, GA5,44283-17%
Nephi, UT5,44296-4%
Spring Valley, IL5,44188-12%
Jamul, CA5,44516464%
Cameron, TX5,44579-21%
Mount Carmel, TN5,44390-10%
Source: The Mount Carmel, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.