According to Best Places, McMinn County’s cost of living is nearly 25% lower than the national average. The main separator is the August 2021 median home cost in McMinn County is $17,600, compared to $231,200 nationally and even $164,500 for Tennessee. Additionally, transportation costs, such as gasoline, car insurance and maintenance, are nearly 30% lower than the national average.

McMinn County’s largest city, Athens, stacks up favorably to surrounding metropolitan areas, evidenced by Best Places rankings for overall Cost of Living:

City Cost Of Living
Athens, TN 77.6
Chatanoga, TN 83.8
Knoxville, TN 85.5
Loudon, TN 97.5
Nashville, TN 101.4
Asheville , TN 101.6

An affordable Cost of Living allows you to make more out of life in McMinn County!