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Overall 17%
Goods & Services 1%
Housing 57%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
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.
IndexBig SandyTennesseeNational
Cost of living8389100
Goods & Services9993100
Groceries10095100
Health care9289100
Housing4380100
Transportation9588100
Utilities10996100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Big Sandy is 7% lower than the Tennessee average
  • The cost of living in Big Sandy is 17% lower than the national average
  • Big Sandy housing is 57% lower 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$22,212$1,851$518$666
      Renters$23,000$1,917$537$690

      Tennessee Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Tennessee7%9.75%

      Tennessee Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemBig SandyNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.79$17.4915.4%
      Beauty Salon $33.62$38.1711.9%
      Toothpaste $2.14$2.327.7%
      Shampoo $0.86$1.0114.8%
      Movie $10.65$10.720.7%
      Bowling $3.18$13.8677.1%

      Groceries

      ItemBig SandyNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.95$3.9026.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.32$1.405.2%
      Milk $1.83$1.966.8%
      Potatoes $3.57$3.1812.2%
      Pizza $9.94$10.394.4%
      Beer $9.04$9.232.0%

      Health Care

      ItemBig SandyNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $58.06$106.3445.4%
      Doctor $97.56$115.2515.3%
      Dentist $94.01$98.384.4%
      Ibuprofen $8.33$9.2610.1%
      Lipitor $366.52$466.4721.4%

      Housing

      ItemBig SandyNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $65,800.00$184,700.0064.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $945.44$1,273.3225.8%
      Apartment Rent $563.00$949.0040.7%

      Transportation

      ItemBig SandyNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $1.98$2.5923.8%
      Tire Balancing $51.29$48.904.9%

      Utilities

      ItemBig SandyNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$175.68$167.604.8%
      Phone $32.45$163.4280.1%
      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.

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      Source: The Big Sandy, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.