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Valley Quality of Life

scenic photoThe natural beauty of the TVA region provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy. Bounded on one end by the 500,000-acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park and on the other by the mighty Mississippi, the Valley is home to a variety of lively urban places and wide-open spaces, with lots of scenic room to roam.

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Cost of living

A little bit of your money will go a long way in the Tennessee Valley. The TVA service area covers a geographically diverse seven-state region, and cost of living index figures for some Valley locations compared with other U.S. cities are shown below.


Cost of Living Index

In the Tennessee Valley  
Decatur-Hartselle AL 88.3
Florence AL 92.3
Huntsville AL 93.8
Dalton GA 90.8
Bowling Green KY 91.7
Tupelo MS 88.3
Chattanooga TN 93.6
Cleveland TN 88.3
Cookeville TN 85.0
Jackson-Madison County TN 91.4
Knoxville TN 87.4
Memphis TN 87.6
Morristown TN 90.3
Nashville-Murfreesboro TN 91.2
Outside the Tennessee Valley  
Miami-Dade County FL 110.4
Atlanta GA 100.4
Charlotte NC 95.3
Columbus OH 91.5

2011 ACCRA Cost of Living Index



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