Cost of Living

With a cost of living below the national average and one of the lowest overall tax burdens in the U.S. 

  • No personal income tax
  • Low utility costs
  • Cost of living:       16% below the national average
  • Housing costs:     23% below the national average
  • Healthcare costs:   9.5% below the national average 

Homes in East Tennessee come in all shapes and sizes, from downtown lofts, to mountain getaways, to exclusive addresses and planned communities; in spaces smaller than 1,000 square feet to more than 10,000 square feet, and at prices ranging from the mid $150,000s to well above $1 million.

Advantages include:

  • Housing costs 23% below the national average
  • Affordable utilities
  • Easy commutes to work