Smithville 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.
IndexSmithvilleTennesseeNational
Cost of living index8091100
IndexSmithvilleTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index9098100
Groceries index9392100
Health care index8789100
Housing index5680100
Transportation index9393100
Utilities index8591100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Smithville, TN cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Smithville, TN is 80, which is 12% lower than the Tennessee average and 20% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Smithville, TN are 8% lower than the Tennessee average and 10% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Smithville is 12% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Smithville is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Smithville is 44% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Smithville, TN to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Smithville, TN, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Smithville, TN salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$38,600$3,217$901$1,158
Renters$20,397$1,700$476$612
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Smithville, TN by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Smithville, TN have a median income of $38,600. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $901 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $20,397, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $476.

Tennessee Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Tennessee7%9.75%

Tennessee Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Tennessee0%0%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Smithville, TN, the Tennessee income tax and the Tennessee sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Tennessee maximum surtax is 9.75%, and the Tennessee sales tax is 7%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Tennessee.

Goods & Services

ItemSmithvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $9.33$14.5936.1%
Beauty Salon $22.83$34.6834.2%
Toothpaste $2.38$2.473.8%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $4.11$4.396.4%

Groceries

ItemSmithvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.06$4.489.3%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.469.2%
Milk $2.03$2.3613.9%
Potatoes $2.20$3.0628.1%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.55$8.631.0%

Health Care

ItemSmithvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.00$99.789.8%
Doctor $91.67$105.0312.7%
Dentist $66.50$88.7025.0%
Ibuprofen $8.52$9.419.5%
Lipitor $309.67$298.503.7%

Housing

ItemSmithvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $104,600.00$175,700.0040.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $803.38$1,081.0325.7%
Apartment Rent $450.00$920.0051.1%

Transportation

ItemSmithvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.095.5%
Tire Balancing $40.00$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemSmithvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.04$170.8017.4%
Phone $24.80$28.2612.2%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Dowelltown, TN35976-24%
Liberty, TN26877-23%
Baxter, TN1,53379-21%
Woodbury, TN2,70179-21%
Alexandria, TN1,18481-19%
Smithville, TN4,58780-20%

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Source: The Smithville, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.