Mount Juliet 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 JulietTennesseeNational
Cost of living index10590100
IndexMount JulietTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index10497100
Groceries index9793100
Health care index8289100
Housing index12180100
Transportation index10090100
Utilities index9095100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Mount Juliet, TN is shown above. Compared to the state average of Tennessee the cost of living index in Mount Juliet, TN is 105, which is 17% higher than the average in Tennessee and compared to the national average it is 5% higher 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 Mount Juliet, TN goods and services come in at 7% higher than the average in Tennessee and are 4% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Mount Juliet is 17% higher than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Mount Juliet is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mount Juliet is 21% higher than the national average.
  • Tennessee general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Tennessee state income tax is 125% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Mount Juliet, TN as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Mount Juliet, TN homeowners, is $84,910. This would allow for a maximum of $1,981 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $44,758 which would result in a maximum of $1,044 to be spent on rental costs.

Tennessee Sales Tax

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Tennessee Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Mount Juliet, 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 5% and goes up to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemMount JulietNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.07$16.030.2%
Beauty Salon $46.12$37.3723.4%
Toothpaste $2.54$2.444.4%
Shampoo $1.16$1.0015.5%
Movie $11.36$10.2510.9%
Bowling $4.37$4.9411.4%


ItemMount JulietNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.792.4%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.394.7%
Milk $1.82$2.009.0%
Potatoes $3.61$3.0020.2%
Pizza $9.89$9.830.6%
Beer $9.09$8.882.4%

Health Care

ItemMount JulietNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.07$101.8324.3%
Doctor $83.40$108.3123.0%
Dentist $71.60$92.2122.4%
Ibuprofen $8.39$9.289.5%
Lipitor $399.17$424.436.0%


ItemMount JulietNational avg.Difference
Home Price $223,800.00$184,700.0021.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,078.79$1,201.8010.2%
Apartment Rent $1,135.00$949.0019.6%


ItemMount JulietNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.11$2.245.9%
Tire Balancing $52.59$46.1613.9%


ItemMount JulietNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.45$165.425.4%
Phone $24.50$28.7114.6%
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.

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Castalian Springs, TN54689-11%
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Millersville, TN6,60295-5%
Gallatin, TN33,42696-4%
Lebanon, TN29,43997-3%
Mount Juliet, TN29,8531055%

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Mount Juliet, TN29,8531055%
Source: The Mount Juliet, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.