Mountain City 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.
IndexMountain CityTennesseeNational
Cost of living index8790100
IndexMountain CityTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index9493100
Health care index10189100
Housing index6580100
Transportation index9690100
Utilities index10495100

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  • The cost of living in Mountain City is 3% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Mountain City is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mountain City is 35% lower 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$33,625$2,802$785$1,009
Renters$12,841$1,070$300$385

Tennessee Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Tennessee7%9.75%

Tennessee Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Tennessee5%5%

Goods & Services

ItemMountain CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.68$16.0916.1%
Beauty Salon $36.55$37.332.1%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4510.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.001.8%
Movie $10.65$10.283.6%
Bowling $5.08$4.933.0%

Groceries

ItemMountain CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.94$3.803.6%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4015.4%
Milk $1.89$2.015.6%
Potatoes $2.79$3.017.3%
Pizza $11.26$9.8913.9%
Beer $8.51$8.904.4%

Health Care

ItemMountain CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.89$102.1615.9%
Doctor $94.49$108.3612.8%
Dentist $113.79$92.5323.0%
Ibuprofen $7.75$9.2816.5%
Lipitor $394.01$425.827.5%

Housing

ItemMountain CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $131,300.00$184,700.0028.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,241.63$1,202.443.3%
Apartment Rent $467.00$949.0050.8%

Transportation

ItemMountain CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.241.9%
Tire Balancing $42.52$46.298.2%

Utilities

ItemMountain CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.88$165.963.7%
Phone $32.47$28.6813.2%
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.
Damascus, VA69485-15%
Cove Creek, NC1,01497-3%
Mountain City, TN2,45787-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Circle D-KC Estates, TX2,45794-6%
Guin, AL2,45872-28%
Gloucester Courthouse, VA2,4581044%
Ashland, NE2,45589-11%
Waller, TX2,45987-13%
Mountain City, TN2,45787-13%
Source: The Mountain City, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.