Is it more expensive to buy a house in Nashville or Atlanta?

Apr 28, 2021 at 11:55 am by robmtchl

2021 Cost of Living Calculator: Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee vs Atlanta, Georgia

According to, housing costs are actually higher in Nashville than in Atlanta. Not something one might expect.

A salary of $50,000 in Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee should increase to $52,264 in Atlanta, Georgia (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered.

Comparison Highlights

- Overall, Atlanta, Georgia is 6.0% more expensive than Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee
- Transportation is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
- Transportation is 24% more expensive in Atlanta.

The big take away is urban sprawl challenges Atlanta. Taxes were not considered and should be noted that the absence of an income tax in Tennessee might tip the scales more towards Nashville.

Housing: Nashville is 1.1% HIGHER than Atlanta

Median Home Cost: NashVegas is $262,000 vs. HotLanta's $259,000

Food and Groceries: Nashville is 3.1% more expensive than Atlanta.


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