Oak Hill 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.
IndexOak HillTennesseeNational
Cost of living index14291100
IndexOak HillTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index10298100
Groceries index9492100
Health care index8689100
Housing index24180100
Transportation index9793100
Utilities index10291100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Oak Hill, TN is displayed above. In Oak Hill, TN, the overall cost of living index is 142, which is 56% higher than the Tennessee average and 42% higher 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 Oak Hill, TN, the city's goods and services are 4% higher than the Tennessee average and 2% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Oak Hill is 56% higher than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Oak Hill is 42% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Oak Hill is 141% higher 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$137,458$11,455$3,207$4,124
Renters$78,021$6,502$1,820$2,341
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Oak Hill, TN, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Oak Hill, TN homeowners have a median income of $137,458. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $3,207 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $78,021, which means there is a maximum of $1,820 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Tennessee Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Tennessee7%9.75%

Tennessee Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Tennessee0%0%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Oak Hill, 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

ItemOak HillNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.40$14.5912.4%
Beauty Salon $30.40$34.6812.3%
Toothpaste $2.69$2.478.8%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $10.05$9.871.8%
Bowling $4.55$4.393.6%

Groceries

ItemOak HillNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.4610.5%
Milk $1.87$2.3620.7%
Potatoes $2.58$3.0615.7%
Pizza $10.99$9.2418.9%
Beer $8.65$8.630.2%

Health Care

ItemOak HillNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.50$99.7825.3%
Doctor $78.33$105.0325.4%
Dentist $79.00$88.7010.9%
Ibuprofen $8.79$9.416.6%
Lipitor $276.00$298.507.5%

Housing

ItemOak HillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $472,600.00$175,700.00169.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $806.99$1,081.0325.3%
Apartment Rent $1,617.00$920.0075.8%

Transportation

ItemOak HillNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.11$2.091.0%
Tire Balancing $39.20$45.2913.4%

Utilities

ItemOak HillNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$193.08$170.8013.0%
Phone $24.50$28.2613.3%
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.
La Vergne, TN33,63795-5%
Nashville, TN624,26197-3%
Berry Hill, TN55999-1%
Pegram, TN2,2251022%
Green Hill, TN6,6671022%
Oak Hill, TN4,63914242%

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Lake Darby, OH4,63993-7%
Sunbury, OH4,63995-5%
Crestwood, KY4,6401033%
Sullivan, IL4,63783-17%
Headland, AL4,63785-15%
Oak Hill, TN4,63914242%
Source: The Oak Hill, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.