Cost of Living in Knoxville, TN

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1596
$3715
🛋️ Without rent
$659
$2195
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$937
$1521
🍽️ Food
$453
$1177
🚐 Transport
$51.4
$137
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3737
😀 Quality of life
66
🏙️ Population
191K

The average cost of living in Knoxville is $1596, which is in the top 26% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2441st out of 9294 in our global list, 2000th out of 2202 in the United States, and 29th out of 33 in Tennessee.

The median after-tax salary is $3737, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.3 months. Ranked 3968th (TOP 43%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1387th best city to live in the United States, and 17th most liveable city in Tennessee. With an estimated population of 191K, Knoxville is the 143rd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 18 km McGhee Tyson Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 12.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 138 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
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Prices in Knoxville

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$42.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.23
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.15
 Cappuccino
$4.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$966
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$723
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1587
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1225
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$164
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$59.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3292
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$922
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$47.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.46
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.72
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$132
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$97
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$881
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13520

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