Cost of Living

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One of the most attractive features of life in Memphis is the area’s remarkably low cost of living. From the price of a steak to the cost energy for a home, daily life in Memphis simply takes a smaller bite out of one’s disposable income. Add to this the fact that Tennessee is one of the lowest-taxed states per capita in the nation.

Memphis has, in other words, all the amenities that come with being the 23rd-largest city in the U.S. but with a cost of living over 15% below the national average. For the majority of newcomers, that means more money for travel, leisure and hobbies, or putting away for a rainy day.

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