Cost of living in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Summary of cost of living in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,345
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,664
  • Memphis, Tennessee is the 4th cheapest city in USA (40 out of 43)
  • Cost of living in Memphis, Tennessee is cheaper than in 93% of cities in N. America (53 out of 57)
  • Cost of living in Memphis, Tennessee is more expensive than in 55% of cities in the World (123 out of 271)
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List of prices in Memphis, Tennessee
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.68
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.75
12 eggs, large $2.03
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.19
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.07
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $1.70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.91
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,238
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $933
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $176
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $989
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $771
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $96
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $50
40” flat screen tv $303
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $96
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $42
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $33
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $82
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $103
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.00
Monthly ticket public transport $48
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $12
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $131
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $5.89
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.89
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.96
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.10
Tube of toothpaste $1.56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $17
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $44
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $140
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.85
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.43
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $432
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district $32
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 28 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2022

Memphis position in our World Ranking

the world
123rd
out of 271
n. america
53rd
out of 57
usa
40th
out of 43

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