Cost of Living in Chattanooga, TN

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2033
$4608
🛋️ Without rent
$788
$2491
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1246
$2117
🍽️ Food
$570
$1477
🚐 Transport
$83.4
$214
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3357
😀 Quality of life
78
🏙️ Population
181K

The average cost of living in Chattanooga is $2033, which is in the top 5% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 470th out of 9294 in our global list, 371st out of 2202 in the United States, and 4th out of 33 in Tennessee.

The median after-tax salary is $3357, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 443rd (TOP 5%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 93rd best city to live in the United States, and 3rd most liveable city in Tennessee. With an estimated population of 181K, Chattanooga is the 151st largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Lovell Field)
😷 Air quality Moderate 12.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1426 University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
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Prices in Chattanooga

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.66
 Cappuccino
$5.12
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.84
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1428
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$949
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2136
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1765
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$137
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$214
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$63.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2640
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1431
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$5.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$101
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.37
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$76.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$605
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19587

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