Chattanooga, TN Cost of Living

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Chattanooga cost of living score
Less expensive
10.3% lower
than the US average
0.2% lower
than the Tennessee average
Chattanooga, Tennessee gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 89.7, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 10.3% lower than the U.S. average and 0.2% higher than the average for Tennessee.

Chattanooga, TN

Housing costs in Chattanooga?
A typical home costs $273,300, which is 19.2% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 1.5% less expensive than the average Tennessee home, at $277,400. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Chattanooga costs $1,150 per month, which is 19.6% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 7.0% more than the state average of $1,070.

Can I afford Chattanooga?
To live comfortably in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a minimum annual income of $52,200 for a family, and $39,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Chattanooga?
Chattanooga, TN is an attractive option for anyone wanting to live in a beautiful city on a budget. It offers its residents low taxes, inexpensive transportation options, as well as groceries that tend to be slightly below the national average price range.
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Over 3 years ago

Moved to Chattanooga from the San Francisco Bay area. It was a hard one but after losing much in the 2017, 2018, 2019 annual wildfire festival of California I got tired  More

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I feel like the crime in Chattanooga gets glossed over in most reviews. Lived here virtually my entire life and I will truly miss the golden sunrises against the  More

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I live in nearby Cleveland TN where I have lived for 20 years. I like to shop and visit Chattanooga as there is a lot to do but they do have a very high crime rate.   More

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