Tusculum 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.
IndexTusculumTennesseeNational
Cost of living index9491100
IndexTusculumTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index10098100
Groceries index9192100
Health care index8989100
Housing index8780100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index9891100

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  • The cost of living in Tusculum is 4% higher than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Tusculum is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tusculum 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$56,094$4,675$1,309$1,683
Renters$28,000$2,333$653$840

Tennessee Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Tennessee7%9.75%

Tennessee Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Tennessee0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemTusculumNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $32.33$34.686.8%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $3.85$4.3912.3%

Groceries

ItemTusculumNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.67$4.484.3%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4621.5%
Milk $2.46$2.364.4%
Potatoes $3.31$3.068.1%
Pizza $11.49$9.2424.3%
Beer $8.58$8.630.6%

Health Care

ItemTusculumNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.67$99.781.9%
Doctor $89.33$105.0315.0%
Dentist $85.33$88.703.8%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $246.50$298.5017.4%

Housing

ItemTusculumNational avg.Difference
Home Price $177,600.00$175,700.001.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $818.14$1,081.0324.3%
Apartment Rent $497.00$920.0046.0%

Transportation

ItemTusculumNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$2.092.6%
Tire Balancing $39.00$45.2913.9%

Utilities

ItemTusculumNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.53$170.8010.1%
Phone $30.65$28.268.5%
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.
Baileyton, TN49383-17%
Mosheim, TN2,60485-15%
Telford, TN85285-15%
Greeneville, TN15,01588-12%
Oak Grove CDP (Washington County), TN4,73296-4%
Tusculum, TN2,65994-6%

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Mineral Point, WI2,65997-3%
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Horseheads North, NY2,658100-0%
Tusculum, TN2,65994-6%
Source: The Tusculum, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.