Cost of living in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.79
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.94
12 eggs, large $2.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.34
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,193
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $943
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $105
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $920
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $640
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $88
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $41
40” flat screen TV $334
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $141
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $17
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $39
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $83
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $98
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,842
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.54
Monthly ticket public transport $50
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $13
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $100
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.66
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.83
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.48
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.38
Tube of toothpaste $1.41
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $17
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $37
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $108
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $53
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.73
iPod nano 16GB $172
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district $45
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.24
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 393 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2017.

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