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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Tennessee 2018

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  • La Follette, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,131
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  • Rockwood, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,443
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  • Harriman, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,223
  • Good people,hard working folks that has earned there keep in life & in this county & country. If crime is high buy more guns & ammo, cuz we have a right to protect,life, liberty, home, & the pursuit of
73
  • Loudon, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,701
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  • Lenoir City, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,965
66
  • Lawrenceburg, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,573
  • I went to Lawrenceburg in July the weather was great about 85 sunny everyday.everything is very cheap there gas, going out to eat I mean I had seven people to feed while I was there and we went out to
64
  • Covington, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,016
69
  • Alcoa, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,058
67
  • Lewisburg, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,376
  • Nope. Sorry. Nothing good to say to recommend this place to anyone, and I have lived here for 14 years. Living in Lewisburg now feels like living in the middle of one of these bigger cities where the
69
  • Knoxville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 183,927
  • Knoxville is a good place for families raising young children (especially for those who have extended family in the area and are highly religious, and preferably Southern Baptist). However, if you are a
66
  • Pulaski, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,728
65
  • Memphis, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 655,857
  • WHAT IS GOING ON with this city???? As a tourist, I have honestly never arrived in a place that screamed, "Going to hell in a hand basket" louder than this place does! Dozens of old hotels that are now
61
  • Sweetwater, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,877
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  • Newport, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,856
62
  • McMinnville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,664
  • Living in McMinnville is comparable to living in a small town with a lot of other people, in fact, the population density in McMinnville is roughly 700% higher than the rest of Tenessee. The reasons I've
75
  • Kingston, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,841
68
  • Sparta, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,063
69
  • Shelbyville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,916
  • Shelbyville, Tennessee is perfect for keep costs down when buying a home. Costs are generally low and perfect for whatever your looking for! It has hundreds of miles of luscious long plains and farming
70
  • Millington, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,069
  • Millington city is beautiful as well an upcoming residential area. It’s strategically located a few kilometers from Memphis. I have lived in this city for more than ten years. High-security levels in the
63
  • Clinton, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,993
68
  • Dayton, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,308
62
  • Humboldt, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,254
70
  • Oak Ridge, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,285
  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee is one of my favorite locations to experience the outdoor sites and locations. This town is smaller with a population of just over thirty thousand people. There are a lot of parks
62
  • Bloomingdale, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,144
59
  • Union City, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,621
  • I love living in Union City, Tennessee and really think this is the best place on earth to call home. People here are really great, friendly and honest and just completely down to earth. This community
73
  • Erwin, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,998
66
  • Paris, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,168
  • I love living in Paris. It is a fun community that has amazing people and great eats. It is a small city that has the comforts of a large city while retaining the familiarity that comes with a small
56
  • Savannah, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,043
52
  • Bolivar, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,154
63
  • Athens, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,651
  • My hometown of Athens, Tennessee is a great place to live. I have been living in Athens, Tennessee for more 10 years and I am so glad that I get to call this place home. The people here are incredibly
71
  • Columbia, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,130
  • Columbia, Tennessee is a very nice place to live or even visit. With miles and miles of open road, livestock, and beautiful country fields; you will feel very much at ease. The weather is also perfect
55
  • Brownsville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,938
63
  • Seymour, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,164
  • My eight years of living in Seymour, TN have been fantastic. The city offers several factors that increase its livability. Not only have I enjoyed serenity but I, have also been in a place to explore
52
  • Ripley, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,249
73
  • McKenzie, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,650
64
  • South Cleveland, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,414
69
  • Sevierville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,213
  • Cost is terrible, bad internet all over, low pay and no places for rent, lots of slum lords be careful. Lots of liars, theirs and just plain dishonest people. Again maybe 25% are great, but trying to
72
  • Manchester, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,387
  • Living in Manchester, TN is a pleasant experience year round. We generally have some pretty decent weather, and it's always nice to see the neighbors coming and going about their daily routines usually
66
  • Pigeon Forge, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,092
  • There is always something new and exciting to do here in Pigeon. First of all, take in that fresh mountain air and tell me you don't feel a little calmer. I love the Flea Markets and the strip malls.
68
  • Elizabethton, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,012
  • Wow, what can I say about living in Elizabethton, Tennessee? Not very much on a good level, unfortunately. This is definitely not one of the best areas in the South to live in. I have been living here
65
  • Jefferson City, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,324
63
  • Morristown, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,395
  • I've been living in Morristown for the last 8 years and I enjoy the nice community and friendly people that live in this city. Morristown has beautiful scenery especially in the fall months when the
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  • Soddy-Daisy, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,162
  • I live in and was raised in soddy daisy TN. It is a great town and great for families. If you aint from soddy you aint nobody. There's home availability and tons of parks for families. Like Chester Frost
63
  • Dyersburg, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,867
  • I've been living in Dyersburg for 3 years now, and that's long enough to let me know that I will be moving on before too long. There are practically no jobs to be had, none that pay a living wage - or
68
  • East Ridge, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,311
  • East Ridge is a great city with lots of attractions that your loved ones will enjoy. There's a variety of family-friendly attractions and eateries that will make your time in the city memorable.
70
  • Bristol, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,734
  • I have lived in Bristol for about 10 years. This is my home, and I don't see myself leaving any time soon simply because I enjoy the area. It's a quiet town, but you can definitely tell that it's a town
61
  • Dunlap, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,065
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  • Milan, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,803
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  • Greeneville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,035
  • I was always taught that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all...but I guess that doesn't apply to reviews, so here goes: I've lived in some of the best areas in Tennessee and
70
  • Red Bank, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,794
  • It's been great exploring Rivermont Park while living in Red Bank Tennessee. The weather here in Red Bank has been great; not too hot in the summer and not unbearably cold in the winter. Crime is scarce

Finding an affordable place to live in Tennessee is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Tennessee that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Tennessee. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Tennessee.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Tennessee with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Tennessee, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Tennessee, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.