Huntsville 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.
IndexHuntsvilleTennesseeNational
Cost of living index7790100
IndexHuntsvilleTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index8697100
Groceries index8693100
Health care index8789100
Housing index5780100
Transportation index8490100
Utilities index9095100

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  • The cost of living in Huntsville is 14% lower than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Huntsville is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Huntsville is 43% lower than the national average.
  • Tennessee general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Tennessee state income tax is 125% 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$32,232$2,686$752$967
Renters$15,536$1,295$362$466

Tennessee Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Tennessee7%9.75%

Tennessee Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Tennessee5%5%

Goods & Services

ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$16.0913.0%
Beauty Salon $36.80$37.331.4%
Toothpaste $1.55$2.4536.5%
Shampoo $0.83$1.0017.0%
Movie $9.78$10.284.8%
Bowling $4.30$4.9312.8%

Groceries

ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.37$3.8011.3%
Fried Chicken $0.96$1.4031.5%
Milk $1.80$2.0110.5%
Potatoes $2.48$3.0117.6%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.96$8.900.7%

Health Care

ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.00$102.1613.9%
Doctor $81.45$108.3624.8%
Dentist $82.40$92.5310.9%
Ibuprofen $8.03$9.2813.4%
Lipitor $435.26$425.822.2%

Housing

ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,500.00$184,700.0039.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $889.43$1,202.4426.0%
Apartment Rent $446.00$949.0053.0%

Transportation

ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$2.249.7%
Tire Balancing $32.76$46.2929.2%

Utilities

ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.59$165.968.7%
Phone $25.23$28.6812.0%
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

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Robbins, TN19986-14%
Elgin, TN30271-29%
Winfield, TN84373-27%
Oneida, TN3,73175-25%
Sunbright, TN45578-22%
Huntsville, TN1,48977-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cairo, NY1,48995-5%
Church Hill, PA1,48996-4%
Upper Pohatcong, NJ1,48911414%
Redland, TX1,48983-17%
Redington Beach, FL1,48913434%
Huntsville, TN1,48977-23%
Source: The Huntsville, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.