Cost of Living

Clarksville-Montgomery County participates in the national ACCRA Cost of Living Index produced by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). The Cost of Living Index provides a useful and reasonably accurate measure of living cost differences among urban areas. Items on which the Index is based have been carefully chosen to reflect the different categories of consumer expenditures. All items are priced in each place at a specified time and according to standardized specifications.

The ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. It is based on more than 50,000 prices covering almost 60 different items for which prices are collected three times a year by chambers of commerce, economic development organizations or university applied economic centers in each participating urban area.

The composite index is based on six components - housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan, equals 100, and each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.

The Index's 2017 Annual Review lists Clarksville-Montgomery County as having a Cost of Living Index of 93.5 or 93.5%.

Therefore, Clarksville-Montgomery County has a 6.5% lower than average cost of living. See the full report here.

More specifically, Clarksville-Montgomery County has a cost of living index of:
99.9% on grocery items
76.7% on housing
108.8% on utilities
94.8% on transportation
91.5% on healthcare
99.6% on miscellaneous goods and services

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For more than 20 years, local economic development, tourism and government leaders have pursued the idea of a large-scale meeting space. For many reasons with many prospective partners, the concept of a conference or convention center has never panned out.

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The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce honored an outstanding Clarksville-Montgomery County entrepreneur on April 10 with the inaugural GrowCo Excellence In Entrepreneurship Award. The award is in place to recognize a Chamber member business that has excelled in entrepreneurship.

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