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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Tennessee 2020

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  • La Follette, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,131
57
  • Rockwood, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,443
66
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • Covington, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,016
78
  • Loudon, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,701
65
  • Sweetwater, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,877
61
  • Memphis, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 655,857
  • I attended an event at the Orpheum Theatre downtown and was cursed, threatened and spit upon twice by an aggressive thug and panhandler in the adjacent parking lot. No security and no police in sight in…[read more]
68
  • 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…[read more]
62
  • Humboldt, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,254
66
  • Newport, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,856
62
  • Lewisburg, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,376
  • Small town living an hour south of Nashville. Greats great right? Guess again! The towns website raves about how great it is to live here and so I came. My experience has been anything but great. The…[read more]
79
  • Lenoir City, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,965
68
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • Pulaski, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,728
69
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • 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…[read more]
54
  • Savannah, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,043
50
  • Bolivar, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,154
54
  • Brownsville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,938
69
  • Alcoa, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,058
50
  • Ripley, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,249
76
  • McKenzie, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,650
71
  • Knoxville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 183,927
  • When people think of Tennessee, they often think of Nashville, Memphis, and probably Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. However, as a resident of Knoxville, I can assure you it is an underrated city. The people…[read more]
68
  • 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…[read more]
63
  • Crossville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,308
  • We bought our home here in 2013, and it's located out in the Country about 12 miles from downtown..It's a peaceful paradise around here..This a great place to call home, and raise a family..The greater…[read more]
61
  • Bloomingdale, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,144
71
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • Sparta, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,063
65
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • Milan, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,803
84
  • Kingston, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,841
74
  • Lexington, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,796
62
  • Clinton, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,993
63
  • Henderson, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,491
73
  • Columbia, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,130
  • Most of Middle Tennessee is lovely, deriving a lot of energy from a strong, growing Nashville while maintaining a great deal of local charm. However, Columbia appears to be a bit rougher, with more…[read more]
65
  • 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…[read more]
58
  • Jefferson City, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,324
77
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • Martin, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,989
  • I've lived in Martin, Tennessee, for the past four years. I came here in mid-2014 to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin, a relatively small yet fairly-priced university that offers both…[read more]
76
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • Dayton, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,308
72
  • Munford, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,025
64
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • Erwin, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,998
72
  • Manchester, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,387
  • The weather is awesome once annually durring bonnarro. The rest of year the sun rarley shines, summers are cloudy cool any contant rain. Home maintance is impossible because the grass will not let…[read more]
79
  • Church Hill, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,723
67
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • East Ridge, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,311
  • East ridge is a small community that is doing a turn around for the best ! We will be the new place to live…[read more]
62
  • 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…[read more]

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.