White House 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.
IndexWhite HouseTennesseeNational
Cost of living index9589100
IndexWhite HouseTennesseeNational
Goods & Services index9793100
Groceries index9895100
Health care index9289100
Housing index9480100
Transportation index9188100
Utilities index9396100
An overview of the general cost of living index for White House, TN is displayed above for your reference. Residents in White House, TN enjoy a cost of living index of 95. This index is 7% higher than the Tennessee average, and 5% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in White House, TN, the average cost of goods and services is 4% higher than it is in Tennessee, and it is 3% lower than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in White House is 7% higher than the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in White House is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in White House is 6% lower than the national average.
  • Tennessee general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Tennessee state income tax is 55% lower than the national average.

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      The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in White House, TN to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in White House, TN, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the White House, TN salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in White House, TN, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. White House, TN has a median income of about $75,888 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,771 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $35,313. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $824 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      Tennessee Sales Tax

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      Tennessee Income Tax

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      One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in White House, TN is the Tennessee sales tax and Tennessee income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Tennessee sales tax rate is 7% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 9.75%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Tennessee income tax rates range from 1% to 1%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemWhite HouseNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.67$17.4910.4%
      Beauty Salon $37.50$38.171.8%
      Toothpaste $4.49$2.3293.5%
      Shampoo $1.00$1.011.2%
      Movie $10.73$10.720.1%
      Bowling $17.75$13.8628.1%


      ItemWhite HouseNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.22$3.908.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.61$1.4015.4%
      Milk $2.09$1.966.5%
      Potatoes $2.97$3.186.7%
      Pizza $10.14$10.392.4%
      Beer $9.99$9.238.2%

      Health Care

      ItemWhite HouseNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $100.25$106.345.7%
      Doctor $104.00$115.259.8%
      Dentist $101.67$98.383.3%
      Ibuprofen $8.17$9.2611.8%
      Lipitor $350.71$466.4724.8%


      ItemWhite HouseNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $174,300.00$184,700.005.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,149.34$1,273.329.7%
      Apartment Rent $879.00$949.007.4%


      ItemWhite HouseNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.52$2.592.9%
      Tire Balancing $40.95$48.9016.2%


      ItemWhite HouseNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$148.56$167.6011.4%
      Phone $178.95$163.429.5%
      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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      Adairville, KY97582-18%
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      White House, TN10,94495-5%

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      White House, TN10,94495-5%
      Source: The White House, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.