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.
Cleveland, OH 101.5 107.4 95.7 100.2 96.5 114.1 104.5
Washington, D.C. 143.3 111.8 244.6 97.6 121.4 94.3 97.9
Dallas, TX 97.1 107.2 72.9 103.5 89.6 104.4 113.7
Huntsville, AL 93.2 94.5 74.3 106.0 97.7 96.1 103.1
Raleigh, NC 92.8 99.6 75.4 97.7 98.9 98.5 100.3
Jackson, TN 93.1 88.9 73.2 89.5 96.4 90.6 112.9
San Fransisco, CA 173.2 124.1 314.6 108.4 130.8 119.3 114.9
Lexington, KY 89.5 95.9 73.7 79.7 94.7 93.6 101.1
Memphis, TN, AR, MS Metro 85.8 91.3 69.7 97.0 89.3 85.4 92.5
Evansville, IN 92.1 92.5 83.9 114.0 92.3 91.8 91.9
New York - Manhattan 223.7 120.7 445.4 133.4 138.3 117.1 150.6

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, 2015 First Quarter Average Data