Munford 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 index8990100
Goods & Services index8897100
Groceries index9193100
Health care index8990100
Housing index8780100
Transportation index9290100
Utilities index9192100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Munford, TN is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Munford, TN enjoy a cost of living index of 89. This index is 1% lower than the Tennessee average, and 11% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Munford, TN, the average cost of goods and services is 9% lower than it is in Tennessee, and it is 12% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Munford is 1% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Munford is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Munford is 13% 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 Munford, 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 Munford, TN homeowners, the median income is $75,709. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,766 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $52,675. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,229 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Tennessee Sales Tax

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Tennessee Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Munford, TN you will want to make sure you consider both the Tennessee sales tax and the Tennessee income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Tennessee is 7%, with the highest surtax being 9.75%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Tennessee have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemMunfordNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.20$15.5615.2%
Beauty Salon $25.67$36.1128.9%
Toothpaste $2.06$2.4716.8%
Shampoo $0.79$0.9618.1%
Movie $10.27$10.131.4%
Bowling $3.60$4.7423.9%


ItemMunfordNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.87$3.983.0%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4123.2%
Milk $1.91$2.067.3%
Potatoes $3.73$2.9825.1%
Pizza $8.52$9.4710.0%
Beer $8.54$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemMunfordNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $63.32$101.0437.3%
Doctor $83.78$107.4422.0%
Dentist $86.73$90.424.1%
Ibuprofen $8.16$9.2812.1%
Lipitor $423.17$426.500.8%


ItemMunfordNational avg.Difference
Home Price $143,100.00$175,700.0018.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $733.34$1,133.2335.3%
Apartment Rent $928.00$920.000.9%


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Gasoline $1.80$1.999.7%
Tire Balancing $44.12$45.763.6%


ItemMunfordNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$126.07$163.8123.0%
Phone $31.57$28.3911.2%
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.

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Wilson, AR92777-23%
Covington, TN9,03380-20%
Gilt Edge, TN52881-19%
Burlison, TN45184-16%
Gallaway, TN85184-16%
Munford, TN6,00189-11%

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Source: The Munford, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.