Chattanooga, TN Cost of Living


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Chattanooga cost of living score
89.7
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.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesChattanoogaTennesseeUnited States
  89.789.9100.0
  9795.4100
  100.1100.4100.0
  75.079.4100.0
  $273,300$277,400$338,100
  95.0%96.7%100.0%
  80.990.2100.0
  102.884.7100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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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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