Winchester 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.
Cost of living index9090100
Goods & Services index10797100
Groceries index9693100
Health care index9789100
Housing index6180100
Transportation index9590100
Utilities index11095100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Winchester, TN. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Winchester, TN being 90, that puts it equal to the average of Tennessee and 10% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Winchester, TN, the price of goods and services are 10% higher than the average of Tennessee as well as 7% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Winchester is equal to the Tennessee average.
  • The cost of living in Winchester is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Winchester is 39% 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)
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Winchester, TN by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Winchester, TN have a median income of $52,667. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,229 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $18,774, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $438.

Tennessee Sales Tax

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Tennessee Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Winchester, TN, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Tennessee, as well as the rate for income tax in Tennessee. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Tennessee is 9.75%, and the sales tax in the state of Tennessee is 7%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Tennessee starts from 5% and goes up to 5%.

Goods & Services

ItemWinchesterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.64$16.0922.1%
Beauty Salon $41.22$37.3310.4%
Toothpaste $2.11$2.4513.8%
Shampoo $0.89$1.0010.7%
Movie $10.65$10.283.6%
Bowling $4.65$4.935.7%


ItemWinchesterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.47$3.8017.4%
Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4014.8%
Milk $1.71$2.0114.8%
Potatoes $3.25$3.018.1%
Pizza $11.99$9.8921.3%
Beer $8.21$8.907.8%

Health Care

ItemWinchesterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $113.35$102.1611.0%
Doctor $93.11$108.3614.1%
Dentist $94.44$92.532.1%
Ibuprofen $8.07$9.2813.1%
Lipitor $432.26$425.821.5%


ItemWinchesterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $118,600.00$184,700.0035.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $881.36$1,202.4426.7%
Apartment Rent $493.00$949.0048.1%


ItemWinchesterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.244.0%
Tire Balancing $43.76$46.295.5%


ItemWinchesterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.88$165.966.1%
Phone $37.04$28.6829.1%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cowan, TN1,49680-20%
Decherd, TN2,89088-12%
Huntland, TN70888-12%
Estill Springs, TN2,12190-10%
Hillsboro, TN37285-15%
Winchester, TN8,50490-10%

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Winchester, TN8,50490-10%
Source: The Winchester, TN cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.