Cost of Living

A dollar goes further in Jackson when compared to similar-sized communities. Many newcomers marvel at the homes they can afford, the reasonable price of eating out, low property taxes and other low costs for goods and services.

Cost of Living Indicators

Comparing Jackson to Selected Cities

  100% 13% Grocery 29% Housing 10% Utilities 9% Transp. 4% Health Care 35% Misc.
Cincinnati, OH 93.9 93.8 81.1 99.9 95.7 97.3 102.6
Washington, D.C. 139.7 105.9 226 97 110.6 103.8 103.7
Dallas, TX 91.9 95.3 69.6 105 102.3 103.1 100.9
Huntsville, AL 91.7 94.1 81.9 85.5 97.6 91 99.4
Raleigh, NC 98.5 104.4 88.3 106.1 98 100.7 102.8
Jackson, TN 93.3 82.4 74.6 89.0 102.7 88.2 110.8
San Fransisco, CA 162.5 110.5 275.3 94.9 109.4 116.3 128.3
Lexington, KY 95.4 89.2 91.5 96.4 97.5 92.6 100.7
Memphis, TN, AR, MS Metro 86.5 89.2 75.5 82.8 92.6 97.5 92.8
Evansville, IN 96.1 95.9 85.8 123.7 98.4 98.1 95.9
New York - Manhattan 209.7 153 365.2 172 120.9 132.3 146.47

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, 2011 Annual Average Data