Old City 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.
IndexOld CityKnoxvilleTennessee
Cost of living index1008190
IndexOld CityKnoxvilleTennessee
Goods & Services index868697
Groceries index868693
Health care index878789
Housing index1317080
Transportation index848490
Utilities index909095

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  • The cost of living in Old City is 10% higher than the Knoxville average.
  • The cost of living in Old City is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Old City is 31% higher 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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Goods & Services

ItemKnoxvilleNational 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%


ItemKnoxvilleNational 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

ItemKnoxvilleNational 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%


ItemKnoxvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $120,300.00$184,700.0034.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $889.43$1,202.4426.0%
Apartment Rent $766.00$949.0019.3%


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


ItemKnoxvilleNational 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.
Plainview, TN1,99079-21%
Mascot, TN2,71780-20%
Eagleton Village, TN4,90281-19%
Blaine, TN2,04581-19%
Alcoa, TN9,05881-19%
Knoxville, TN183,92781-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Overland Park, KS183,7751033%
Worcester, MA183,67711818%
Grand Prairie, TX185,63195-5%
Brownsville, TX182,11078-22%
Newport News, VA181,6061000%
Knoxville, TN183,92781-19%
Source: The Old City, Knoxville, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.