Whitwell 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.
IndexWhitwellTennesseeNational
Cost of living index8391100
IndexWhitwellTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index9798100
Groceries index9592100
Health care index10389100
Housing index5080100
Transportation index9793100
Utilities index9291100

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  • The cost of living in Whitwell is 9% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Whitwell is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Whitwell is 50% 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$32,396$2,700$756$972
Renters$14,766$1,231$345$443

Tennessee Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Tennessee7%9.75%

Tennessee Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemWhitwellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.40$14.591.3%
Beauty Salon $45.00$34.6829.8%
Toothpaste $2.69$2.478.8%
Shampoo $0.92$1.0210.0%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $4.99$4.3913.6%

Groceries

ItemWhitwellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.34$4.483.1%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.70$2.3614.6%
Potatoes $2.87$3.066.3%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.28$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemWhitwellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.00$99.780.8%
Doctor $116.25$105.0310.7%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.58$9.411.8%
Lipitor $319.29$298.507.0%

Housing

ItemWhitwellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $86,900.00$175,700.0050.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $979.87$1,081.039.4%
Apartment Rent $486.00$920.0047.2%

Transportation

ItemWhitwellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.3%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemWhitwellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.01$170.8018.6%
Phone $30.13$28.266.6%
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.
Gruetli-Laager, TN1,64681-19%
Coalmont, TN61982-18%
Palmer, TN73882-18%
Rossville, GA4,06683-17%
Tracy City, TN1,69783-17%
Whitwell, TN2,13983-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Liberty, IN2,13976-24%
Albion, IL2,13979-21%
Cedar Grove, WI2,13998-2%
Woodside East, DE2,1401022%
Horse Cave, KY2,13878-22%
Whitwell, TN2,13983-17%
Source: The Whitwell, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.