Braden 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.
IndexBradenTennesseeNational
Cost of living index8589100
IndexBradenTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index8693100
Groceries index8995100
Health care index7789100
Housing index8380100
Transportation index8788100
Utilities index8896100
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  • The cost of living in Braden is 4% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Braden is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Braden is 17% lower than the national average.
  • Tennessee general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Tennessee state income tax is 170% higher 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$50,417$4,201$1,176$1,513
      Renters$50,000$4,167$1,167$1,500

      Tennessee Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Tennessee7%9.75%

      Tennessee Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Tennessee6%6%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBradenNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.50$17.4917.1%
      Beauty Salon $33.00$38.1713.5%
      Toothpaste $1.76$2.3224.2%
      Shampoo $0.79$1.0121.9%
      Movie $12.17$10.7213.5%
      Bowling $17.50$13.8626.3%

      Groceries

      ItemBradenNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.14$3.9019.5%
      Fried Chicken $0.83$1.4040.5%
      Milk $2.01$1.962.4%
      Potatoes $3.19$3.180.2%
      Pizza $8.25$10.3920.6%
      Beer $8.84$9.234.2%

      Health Care

      ItemBradenNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $61.66$106.3442.0%
      Doctor $74.63$115.2535.2%
      Dentist $75.17$98.3823.6%
      Ibuprofen $7.98$9.2613.8%
      Lipitor $466.06$466.470.1%

      Housing

      ItemBradenNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $156,300.00$184,700.0015.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $921.18$1,273.3227.7%
      Apartment Rent $763.00$949.0019.6%

      Transportation

      ItemBradenNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.30$2.5911.4%
      Tire Balancing $42.16$48.9013.8%

      Utilities

      ItemBradenNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$131.84$167.6021.3%
      Phone $182.13$163.4211.5%
      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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      Stanton, TN43479-21%
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      Mason, TN1,19177-23%
      Covington, TN9,01678-22%
      Gilt Edge, TN51379-21%
      Braden, TN22285-15%

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