Cost of living in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.80
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.89
12 eggs, large $2.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.87
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.26
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,307
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $947
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $102
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $895
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $668
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $93
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $44
40” flat screen TV $361
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $139
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $36
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $36
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $73
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $96
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,104
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.55
Monthly ticket public transport $50
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $12
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) $97
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.66
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.62
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.48
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.14
Tube of toothpaste $1.47
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 $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $102
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 $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.43
iPod nano 16GB $172
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district $42
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $4.80
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 358 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2017.

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