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Overall 141%
Goods & Services 2%
Housing 479%
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The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBelle MeadeTennesseeNational
Cost of living24189100
Goods & Services9893100
Groceries9894100
Health care9391100
Housing57980100
Transportation9688100
Utilities9192100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Belle Meade is 172% higher than the Tennessee average
  • The cost of living in Belle Meade is 141% higher than the national average
  • Belle Meade housing is 479% higher than the national average
  • Tennessee general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average
  • Tennessee state income tax is 59% 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$202,500$16,875$4,725$6,076
      Renters$75,089$6,257$1,752$2,253

      Tennessee Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Tennessee7%9.75%

      Tennessee Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Tennessee1%1%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBelle MeadeNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.02$20.271.3%
      Beauty Salon $35.66$40.3911.7%
      Toothpaste $1.91$2.3619.2%
      Shampoo $0.95$1.0811.7%
      Movie $12.04$10.999.6%
      Bowling $20.32$15.4931.2%

      Groceries

      ItemBelle MeadeNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.91$4.3014.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.09$1.4022.3%
      Milk $2.09$2.205.3%
      Potatoes $3.08$3.224.3%
      Pizza $10.16$10.745.4%
      Beer $9.71$9.601.2%

      Health Care

      ItemBelle MeadeNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $93.44$109.7314.8%
      Doctor $100.75$118.3414.9%
      Dentist $99.76$100.941.2%
      Ibuprofen $9.16$9.937.7%
      Lipitor $457.47$469.532.6%

      Housing

      ItemBelle MeadeNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $1,387,300.00$184,700.00651.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,133.48$1,229.627.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,670.00$949.0076.0%

      Transportation

      ItemBelle MeadeNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.51$2.717.5%
      Tire Balancing $53.50$51.863.2%

      Utilities

      ItemBelle MeadeNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$142.75$170.8416.4%
      Phone $189.02$187.181.0%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Ashland City, TN4,6488911.1%
      Nashville, TN643,771964.2%
      Pegram, TN2,292964.1%
      Kingston Springs, TN2,771990.8%
      Berry Hill, TN7931000.2%
      Belle Meade, TN2,704241141.0%

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      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.