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Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1

School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1


Child Children Preschooler

Housing $497 $551 $551 $551 $692 $692

Child Care $– $– $165 $458 $330 $898

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $251 $597 $539

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $144 $198 $191 $224 $327 $385

Taxes $265 $347 $199 $280 $309 $457

Monthly Total $1,586 $2,177 $2,104 $2,464 $3,596 $4,233

Annual Total $19,032 $26,124 $25,248 $29,568 $43,152 $50,796

Hourly Wage $9.52 $13.06 $12.62 $14.78 $21.58 $25.40


Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 14 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $689 $865 $865 $865 $957 $957

Child Care $– $– $174 $548 $348 $1,011

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $128 $293 $292 $268 $558 $609

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $188 $272 $279 $305 $445 $500
Miscellaneous $188 $272 $279 $305 $445 $500

Taxes $607 $754 $620 $663 $1,110 $1,366

Monthly Total $2,866 $4,019 $3,967 $4,319 $6,451 $7,365

Annual Total $34,392 $48,228 $47,604 $51,828 $77,412 $88,380

Hourly Wage $17.20 $24.11 $23.80 $25.91 $38.71 $44.19


Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $520 $669 $669 $669 $811 $811

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $147 $214 $211 $256 $351 $428

Taxes $271 $390 $247 $362 $368 $579

Monthly Total $1,618 $2,354 $2,320 $2,818 $3,864 $4,713

Annual Total $19,416 $28,248 $27,840 $33,816 $46,368 $56,556

Hourly Wage $9.71 $14.12 $13.92 $16.91 $23.18 $28.28

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $836 $1,014 $1,014 $1,014 $987 $987

Child Care $– $– $190 $635 $381 $1,143

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $203 $284 $293 $328 $451 $530

Miscellaneous $203 $284 $293 $328 $451 $530

Taxes $671 $806 $674 $759 $1,139 $1,517

Monthly Total $3,103 $4,216 $4,187 $4,694 $6,553 $7,873

Annual Total $37,236 $50,592 $50,244 $56,328 $78,636 $94,476

Hourly Wage $18.62 $25.30 $25.12 $28.16 $39.32 $47.24

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $501 $595 $595 $595 $686 $686

Child Care $– $– $162 $521 $324 $953

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $145 $204 $197 $237 $326 $390

Taxes $265 $361 $212 $311 $307 $470

Monthly Total $1,591 $2,241 $2,164 $2,612 $3,586 $4,290

Annual Total $19,092 $26,892 $25,968 $31,344 $43,032 $51,480

Hourly Wage $9.55 $13.45 $12.98 $15.67 $21.52 $25.74

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 15 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $744 $858 $858 $858 $979 $979

Child Care $– $– $184 $588 $369 $1,079

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $193 $272 $280 $307 $449 $504

Miscellaneous $193 $272 $280 $307 $449 $504

Taxes $630 $754 $625 $675 $1,119 $1,385

Monthly Total $2,950 $4,020 $3,986 $4,365 $6,509 $7,429

Annual Total $35,400 $48,240 $47,832 $52,380 $78,108 $89,148

Hourly Wage $17.70 $24.12 $23.92 $26.19 $39.05 $44.57

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $205 $625 $410 $1,172

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $186 $184 $233 $327 $410

Taxes $247 $324 $182 $300 $309 $524

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,048 $2,026 $2,563 $3,597 $4,505

Annual Total $18,096 $24,576 $24,312 $30,756 $43,164 $54,060

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.29 $12.16 $15.38 $21.58 $27.03

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 17 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 15 percent; and for a school-age child, by 7 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $815 $815

Child Care $– $– $142 $500 $283 $878

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $266 $289 $424 $467

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $266 $289 $424 $467

Taxes $553 $712 $570 $631 $1,041 $1,209

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,763 $4,099 $6,131 $6,814

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,156 $49,188 $73,572 $81,768

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.58 $24.59 $36.79 $40.88

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $527 $527 $527 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $194 $187 $215 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $335 $189 $256 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,137 $2,057 $2,363 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $25,644 $24,684 $28,356 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.82 $12.34 $14.18 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $760 $760 $760 $973 $973

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $262 $270 $293 $448 $498

Miscellaneous $185 $262 $270 $293 $448 $498

Taxes $592 $712 $586 $616 $1,105 $1,340

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,860 $3,829 $4,134 $6,485 $7,318

Annual Total $33,732 $46,320 $45,948 $49,608 $77,820 $87,816

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.16 $22.97 $24.80 $38.91 $43.91

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $520 $669 $669 $669 $811 $811

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $147 $214 $211 $256 $351 $428

Taxes $271 $390 $247 $362 $368 $579

Monthly Total $1,618 $2,354 $2,320 $2,818 $3,864 $4,713

Annual Total $19,416 $28,248 $27,840 $33,816 $46,368 $56,556

Hourly Wage $9.71 $14.12 $13.92 $16.91 $23.18 $28.28

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $836 $1,014 $1,014 $1,014 $1,048 $1,048

Child Care $– $– $242 $781 $484 $1,427

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $203 $284 $298 $342 $468 $564

Miscellaneous $203 $284 $298 $342 $468 $564

Taxes $671 $806 $694 $802 $1,191 $1,664

Monthly Total $3,103 $4,216 $4,269 $4,911 $6,803 $8,433

Annual Total $37,236 $50,592 $51,228 $58,932 $81,636 $101,196

Hourly Wage $18.62 $25.30 $25.61 $29.47 $40.82 $50.60

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $473 $561 $561 $561 $745 $745

Child Care $– $– $176 $521 $352 $990

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $141 $200 $194 $233 $337 $403

Taxes $256 $353 $206 $300 $335 $507

Monthly Total $1,550 $2,195 $2,135 $2,563 $3,712 $4,436

Annual Total $18,600 $26,340 $25,620 $30,756 $44,544 $53,232

Hourly Wage $9.30 $13.17 $12.81 $15.38 $22.27 $26.62

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 15 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $701 $931 $931 $931 $1,055 $1,055

Child Care $– $– $179 $604 $358 $1,081

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $189 $279 $283 $316 $456 $530

Miscellaneous $189 $279 $283 $316 $456 $530

Taxes $611 $785 $637 $710 $1,159 $1,509

Monthly Total $2,880 $4,138 $4,036 $4,507 $6,628 $7,871

Annual Total $34,560 $49,656 $48,432 $54,084 $79,536 $94,452

Hourly Wage $17.28 $24.83 $24.22 $27.04 $39.77 $47.23

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $389 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $130 $185 $178 $205 $314 $363

Taxes $229 $314 $166 $233 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,428 $2,037 $1,955 $2,260 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $17,136 $24,444 $23,460 $27,120 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $8.57 $12.22 $11.73 $13.56 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $903 $903

Child Care $– $– $166 $500 $331 $941

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $268 $289 $438 $482

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $268 $289 $438 $482

Taxes $553 $712 $579 $604 $1,073 $1,261

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,800 $4,072 $6,327 $7,047

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,600 $48,864 $75,924 $84,564

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.80 $24.43 $37.96 $42.28

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $700 $780 $780 $780 $959 $959

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $172 $228 $220 $248 $361 $411

Taxes $336 $419 $270 $341 $391 $529

Monthly Total $1,888 $2,508 $2,424 $2,734 $3,967 $4,523

Annual Total $22,656 $30,096 $29,088 $32,808 $47,604 $54,276

Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.05 $14.54 $16.40 $23.80 $27.14

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $975 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $1,016 $1,016

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $219 $303 $311 $337 $453 $502

Miscellaneous $219 $303 $311 $337 $453 $502

Taxes $744 $888 $743 $776 $1,114 $1,378

Monthly Total $3,374 $4,521 $4,471 $4,821 $6,547 $7,407

Annual Total $40,488 $54,252 $53,652 $57,852 $78,564 $88,884

Hourly Wage $20.24 $27.13 $26.83 $28.93 $39.28 $44.44

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $178 $205 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $314 $166 $233 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,037 $1,955 $2,260 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,444 $23,460 $27,120 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.22 $11.73 $13.56 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $795 $795

Child Care $– $– $158 $479 $316 $901

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $268 $287 $426 $467

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $268 $287 $426 $467

Taxes $553 $712 $576 $598 $1,050 $1,217

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,789 $4,041 $6,157 $6,825

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,468 $48,492 $73,884 $81,900

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.73 $24.25 $36.94 $40.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $472 $527 $527 $527 $668 $668

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $141 $194 $187 $215 $322 $371

Taxes $256 $337 $189 $256 $297 $416

Monthly Total $1,549 $2,139 $2,057 $2,363 $3,543 $4,079

Annual Total $18,588 $25,668 $24,684 $28,356 $42,516 $48,948

Hourly Wage $9.29 $12.83 $12.34 $14.18 $21.26 $24.47

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $835 $835 $835 $834 $834

Child Care $– $– $172 $504 $344 $963

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $270 $277 $297 $432 $477

Miscellaneous $185 $270 $277 $297 $432 $477

Taxes $592 $744 $611 $632 $1,058 $1,254

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,983 $3,931 $4,195 $6,244 $6,983

Annual Total $33,732 $47,796 $47,172 $50,340 $74,928 $83,796

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.90 $23.59 $25.17 $37.46 $41.90

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $700 $780 $780 $780 $959 $959

Child Care $– $– $211 $625 $422 $1,188

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $301 $529 $556

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $172 $229 $228 $285 $365 $465

Taxes $336 $430 $287 $444 $403 $683

Monthly Total $1,888 $2,520 $2,504 $3,135 $4,019 $5,113

Annual Total $22,656 $30,240 $30,048 $37,620 $48,228 $61,356

Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.12 $15.02 $18.81 $24.11 $30.68

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $975 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $1,127 $1,127

Child Care $– $– $188 $563 $375 $1,063

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $219 $303 $311 $339 $465 $536

Miscellaneous $219 $303 $311 $339 $465 $536

Taxes $744 $888 $745 $814 $1,177 $1,551

Monthly Total $3,374 $4,521 $4,477 $4,884 $6,753 $7,979

Annual Total $40,488 $54,252 $53,724 $58,608 $81,036 $95,748

Hourly Wage $20.24 $27.13 $26.86 $29.30 $40.52 $47.87

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $500 $566 $566 $566 $687 $687

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $144 $200 $192 $220 $325 $373

Taxes $265 $349 $201 $269 $303 $423

Monthly Total $1,589 $2,196 $2,113 $2,420 $3,571 $4,107

Annual Total $19,068 $26,352 $25,356 $29,040 $42,852 $49,284

Hourly Wage $9.53 $13.18 $12.68 $14.52 $21.43 $24.64

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $708 $859 $859 $859 $945 $945

Child Care $– $– $211 $542 $422 $1,104

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $190 $272 $283 $303 $451 $503

Miscellaneous $190 $272 $283 $303 $451 $503

Taxes $614 $754 $635 $652 $1,124 $1,372

Monthly Total $2,892 $4,021 $4,030 $4,289 $6,537 $7,405

Annual Total $34,704 $48,252 $48,360 $51,468 $78,444 $88,860

Hourly Wage $17.35 $24.13 $24.18 $25.73 $39.22 $44.43

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $502 $502 $502 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $127 $340 $255 $679

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $191 $180 $201 $306 $352

Taxes $247 $325 $171 $223 $259 $371

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,099 $1,978 $2,214 $3,371 $3,874

Annual Total $18,096 $25,188 $23,736 $26,568 $40,452 $46,488

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.59 $11.87 $13.28 $20.23 $23.24

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $628 $760 $760 $760 $839 $839

Child Care $– $– $107 $417 $215 $703

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $301 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $182 $262 $263 $284 $420 $452

Miscellaneous $182 $262 $263 $284 $420 $452

Taxes $579 $712 $556 $583 $1,006 $1,135

Monthly Total $2,761 $3,860 $3,708 $3,994 $6,044 $6,559

Annual Total $33,132 $46,320 $44,496 $47,928 $72,528 $78,708

Hourly Wage $16.57 $23.16 $22.25 $23.96 $36.26 $39.35

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 7 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $468 $468 $468 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $187 $179 $207 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $318 $170 $237 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,054 $1,971 $2,277 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,648 $23,652 $27,324 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.32 $11.83 $13.66 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $585 $760 $760 $760 $832 $832

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $177 $262 $270 $293 $434 $484

Miscellaneous $177 $262 $270 $293 $434 $484

Taxes $560 $712 $586 $616 $1,065 $1,275

Monthly Total $2,689 $3,860 $3,829 $4,134 $6,276 $7,084

Annual Total $32,268 $46,320 $45,948 $49,608 $75,312 $85,008

Hourly Wage $16.13 $23.16 $22.97 $24.80 $37.66 $42.50

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $141 $417 $281 $792

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $176 $205 $310 $367

Taxes $247 $315 $161 $233 $268 $407

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,038 $1,933 $2,260 $3,410 $4,038

Annual Total $18,096 $24,456 $23,196 $27,120 $40,920 $48,456

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.23 $11.60 $13.56 $20.46 $24.23

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $856 $856

Child Care $– $– $152 $579 $303 $983

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $267 $297 $430 $482

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $267 $297 $430 $482

Taxes $553 $712 $574 $630 $1,058 $1,273

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,779 $4,193 $6,221 $7,054

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,348 $50,316 $74,652 $84,648

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.67 $25.16 $37.33 $42.32

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $440 $521 $521 $521 $693 $693

Child Care $– $– $172 $458 $344 $917

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $194 $188 $219 $329 $386

Taxes $245 $338 $192 $267 $315 $458

Monthly Total $1,502 $2,134 $2,071 $2,413 $3,624 $4,245

Annual Total $18,024 $25,608 $24,852 $28,956 $43,488 $50,940

Hourly Wage $9.01 $12.80 $12.43 $14.48 $21.74 $25.47

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 14 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $651 $866 $866 $866 $927 $927

Child Care $– $– $168 $490 $336 $938

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $184 $273 $279 $298 $441 $484

Miscellaneous $184 $273 $279 $298 $441 $484

Taxes $589 $757 $621 $646 $1,127 $1,322

Monthly Total $2,798 $4,033 $3,972 $4,228 $6,416 $7,133

Annual Total $33,576 $48,396 $47,664 $50,736 $76,992 $85,596

Hourly Wage $16.79 $24.20 $23.83 $25.37 $38.50 $42.80

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $448 $475 $475 $475 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $138 $188 $180 $208 $314 $363

Taxes $248 $320 $172 $239 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,514 $2,064 $1,981 $2,287 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,168 $24,768 $23,772 $27,444 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.08 $12.38 $11.89 $13.72 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $594 $760 $760 $760 $886 $886

Child Care $– $– $174 $542 $348 $1,005

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $178 $262 $269 $293 $438 $487

Miscellaneous $178 $262 $269 $293 $438 $487

Taxes $564 $712 $582 $616 $1,091 $1,304

Monthly Total $2,704 $3,860 $3,813 $4,134 $6,345 $7,147

Annual Total $32,448 $46,320 $45,756 $49,608 $76,140 $85,764

Hourly Wage $16.22 $23.16 $22.88 $24.80 $38.07 $42.88

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $490 $505 $505 $505 $671 $671

Child Care $– $– $141 $375 $281 $750

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $143 $191 $182 $206 $318 $360

Taxes $261 $328 $176 $235 $288 $390

Monthly Total $1,574 $2,105 $2,002 $2,269 $3,501 $3,962

Annual Total $18,888 $25,260 $24,024 $27,228 $42,012 $47,544

Hourly Wage $9.44 $12.63 $12.01 $13.61 $21.01 $23.77

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $631 $839 $839 $839 $886 $886

Child Care $– $– $172 $375 $344 $833

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $182 $270 $277 $284 $437 $470

Miscellaneous $182 $270 $277 $284 $437 $470

Taxes $580 $745 $612 $588 $1,065 $1,205

Monthly Total $2,765 $3,988 $3,936 $4,000 $6,313 $6,842

Annual Total $33,180 $47,856 $47,232 $48,000 $75,756 $82,104

Hourly Wage $16.59 $23.93 $23.62 $24.00 $37.88 $41.05

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 9 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $700 $780 $780 $780 $959 $959

Child Care $– $– $172 $604 $344 $1,063

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $301 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $172 $229 $223 $282 $365 $443

Taxes $336 $426 $275 $435 $401 $622

Monthly Total $1,888 $2,516 $2,448 $3,102 $4,012 $4,878

Annual Total $22,656 $30,192 $29,376 $37,224 $48,144 $58,536

Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.10 $14.69 $18.61 $24.07 $29.27

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $975 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $1,229 $1,229

Child Care $– $– $242 $833 $484 $1,479

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $278 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $219 $303 $316 $367 $486 $587

Miscellaneous $219 $303 $316 $367 $486 $587

Taxes $744 $888 $766 $886 $1,307 $1,837

Monthly Total $3,374 $4,521 $4,562 $5,295 $7,136 $8,885

Annual Total $40,488 $54,252 $54,744 $63,540 $85,632 $106,620

Hourly Wage $20.24 $27.13 $27.37 $31.77 $42.82 $53.31

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $502 $527 $527 $527 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $145 $194 $187 $215 $314 $363

Taxes $265 $335 $189 $256 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,592 $2,137 $2,057 $2,363 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $19,104 $25,644 $24,684 $28,356 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.55 $12.82 $12.34 $14.18 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $760 $760 $760 $887 $887

Child Care $– $– $141 $542 $281 $917

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $262 $266 $293 $431 $478

Miscellaneous $185 $262 $266 $293 $431 $478

Taxes $592 $712 $569 $616 $1,035 $1,240

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,860 $3,761 $4,134 $6,209 $6,978

Annual Total $33,732 $46,320 $45,132 $49,608 $74,508 $83,736

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.16 $22.57 $24.80 $37.25 $41.87

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 8 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $178 $205 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $314 $166 $233 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,037 $1,955 $2,260 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,444 $23,460 $27,120 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.22 $11.73 $13.56 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $915 $915

Child Care $– $– $145 $479 $289 $865

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $266 $287 $435 $476

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $266 $287 $435 $476

Taxes $553 $712 $571 $598 $1,066 $1,236

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,767 $4,041 $6,284 $6,946

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,204 $48,492 $75,408 $83,352

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.60 $24.25 $37.70 $41.68

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $700 $780 $780 $780 $959 $959

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $172 $228 $220 $248 $361 $411

Taxes $336 $419 $270 $341 $391 $529

Monthly Total $1,888 $2,508 $2,424 $2,734 $3,967 $4,523

Annual Total $22,656 $30,096 $29,088 $32,808 $47,604 $54,276

Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.05 $14.54 $16.40 $23.80 $27.14

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $975 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $1,044 $1,044

Child Care $– $– $206 $550 $411 $1,098

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $219 $303 $313 $338 $460 $531

Miscellaneous $219 $303 $313 $338 $460 $531

Taxes $744 $888 $752 $778 $1,154 $1,519

Monthly Total $3,374 $4,521 $4,506 $4,833 $6,673 $7,889

Annual Total $40,488 $54,252 $54,072 $57,996 $80,076 $94,668

Hourly Wage $20.24 $27.13 $27.04 $29.00 $40.04 $47.33

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $456 $470 $470 $470 $625 $625

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $139 $187 $179 $207 $316 $365

Taxes $250 $319 $170 $238 $283 $402

Monthly Total $1,525 $2,057 $1,973 $2,280 $3,480 $4,016

Annual Total $18,300 $24,684 $23,676 $27,360 $41,760 $48,192

Hourly Wage $9.15 $12.34 $11.84 $13.68 $20.88 $24.10

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $588 $781 $781 $781 $941 $941

Child Care $– $– $135 $425 $271 $786

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $178 $264 $268 $284 $436 $471

Miscellaneous $178 $264 $268 $284 $436 $471

Taxes $561 $721 $576 $589 $1,089 $1,236

Monthly Total $2,695 $3,894 $3,787 $3,993 $6,317 $6,883

Annual Total $32,340 $46,728 $45,444 $47,916 $75,804 $82,596

Hourly Wage $16.17 $23.36 $22.72 $23.96 $37.90 $41.30

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 9 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 8 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $631 $707 $707 $707 $835 $835

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $162 $219 $216 $262 $354 $432

Taxes $309 $402 $259 $377 $376 $588

Monthly Total $1,782 $2,409 $2,375 $2,877 $3,899 $4,750

Annual Total $21,384 $28,908 $28,500 $34,524 $46,788 $57,000

Hourly Wage $10.69 $14.45 $14.25 $17.26 $23.39 $28.50

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $884 $1,044 $1,044 $1,044 $1,236 $1,236

Child Care $– $– $202 $640 $405 $1,179

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $210 $287 $297 $331 $478 $558

Miscellaneous $210 $287 $297 $331 $478 $558

Taxes $704 $819 $690 $771 $1,204 $1,617

Monthly Total $3,225 $4,265 $4,253 $4,747 $6,945 $8,314

Annual Total $38,700 $51,180 $51,036 $56,964 $83,340 $99,768

Hourly Wage $19.35 $25.59 $25.52 $28.48 $41.67 $49.88

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $178 $205 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $314 $166 $233 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,037 $1,955 $2,260 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,444 $23,460 $27,120 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.22 $11.73 $13.56 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $789 $789

Child Care $– $– $125 $375 $250 $708

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $301 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $264 $280 $418 $448

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $264 $280 $418 $448

Taxes $553 $712 $563 $577 $1,000 $1,102

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,735 $3,938 $6,019 $6,473

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $44,820 $47,256 $72,228 $77,676

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.41 $23.63 $36.11 $38.84

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 9 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 8 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $178 $205 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $314 $166 $233 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,037 $1,955 $2,260 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,444 $23,460 $27,120 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.22 $11.73 $13.56 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $906 $906

Child Care $– $– $172 $476 $344 $935

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $269 $287 $439 $482

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $269 $287 $439 $482

Taxes $553 $712 $582 $597 $1,106 $1,288

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,811 $4,037 $6,378 $7,071

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,732 $48,444 $76,536 $84,852

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.87 $24.22 $38.27 $42.43

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $502 $524 $524 $524 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $145 $427 $289 $813

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $145 $194 $185 $216 $311 $360

Taxes $265 $333 $184 $258 $270 $390

Monthly Total $1,592 $2,132 $2,036 $2,373 $3,421 $3,962

Annual Total $19,104 $25,584 $24,432 $28,476 $41,052 $47,544

Hourly Wage $9.55 $12.79 $12.22 $14.24 $20.53 $23.77

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 14 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $655 $760 $760 $760 $960 $960

Child Care $– $– $148 $429 $297 $825

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $301 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $184 $262 $267 $285 $440 $476

Miscellaneous $184 $262 $267 $285 $440 $476

Taxes $591 $712 $572 $592 $1,102 $1,272

Monthly Total $2,804 $3,860 $3,773 $4,017 $6,383 $6,987

Annual Total $33,648 $46,320 $45,276 $48,204 $76,596 $83,844

Hourly Wage $16.82 $23.16 $22.64 $24.10 $38.30 $41.92

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 9 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $527 $527 $527 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $148 $396 $297 $792

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $194 $186 $212 $312 $367

Taxes $247 $336 $186 $249 $273 $407

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,138 $2,045 $2,332 $3,433 $4,038

Annual Total $18,096 $25,656 $24,540 $27,984 $41,196 $48,456

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.83 $12.27 $13.99 $20.60 $24.23

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $760 $760 $760 $969 $969

Child Care $– $– $155 $521 $309 $933

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $262 $267 $291 $442 $488

Miscellaneous $185 $262 $267 $291 $442 $488

Taxes $592 $712 $575 $613 $1,093 $1,307

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,860 $3,783 $4,106 $6,399 $7,163

Annual Total $33,732 $46,320 $45,396 $49,272 $76,788 $85,956

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.16 $22.70 $24.64 $38.39 $42.98

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $389 $460 $460 $460 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $130 $186 $178 $206 $314 $363

Taxes $229 $315 $167 $234 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,428 $2,042 $1,959 $2,265 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $17,136 $24,504 $23,508 $27,180 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $8.57 $12.25 $11.75 $13.59 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $575 $760 $760 $760 $882 $882

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $270 $293 $439 $489

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $270 $293 $439 $489

Taxes $555 $712 $586 $616 $1,099 $1,314

Monthly Total $2,672 $3,860 $3,829 $4,134 $6,370 $7,183

Annual Total $32,064 $46,320 $45,948 $49,608 $76,440 $86,196

Hourly Wage $16.03 $23.16 $22.97 $24.80 $38.22 $43.10

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $494 $497 $497 $497 $661 $661

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $144 $191 $188 $233 $331 $407

Taxes $263 $336 $191 $300 $320 $519

Monthly Total $1,581 $2,105 $2,069 $2,561 $3,646 $4,482

Annual Total $18,972 $25,260 $24,828 $30,732 $43,752 $53,784

Hourly Wage $9.49 $12.63 $12.41 $15.37 $21.88 $26.89

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 15 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $621 $826 $826 $826 $939 $939

Child Care $– $– $181 $542 $361 $1,023

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $181 $269 $277 $300 $444 $494

Miscellaneous $181 $269 $277 $300 $444 $494

Taxes $576 $740 $611 $662 $1,102 $1,322

Monthly Total $2,749 $3,968 $3,931 $4,260 $6,434 $7,250

Annual Total $32,988 $47,616 $47,172 $51,120 $77,208 $87,000

Hourly Wage $16.49 $23.81 $23.59 $25.56 $38.60 $43.50

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $496 $496 $496 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $190 $183 $211 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $326 $179 $246 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,093 $2,012 $2,318 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $25,116 $24,144 $27,816 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.56 $12.07 $13.91 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $620 $760 $760 $760 $808 $808

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $181 $262 $270 $293 $432 $482

Miscellaneous $181 $262 $270 $293 $432 $482

Taxes $575 $712 $586 $616 $1,040 $1,253

Monthly Total $2,747 $3,860 $3,829 $4,134 $6,223 $7,034

Annual Total $32,964 $46,320 $45,948 $49,608 $74,676 $84,408

Hourly Wage $16.48 $23.16 $22.97 $24.80 $37.34 $42.20

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $480 $502 $502 $502 $667 $667

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $142 $191 $184 $211 $322 $371

Taxes $258 $329 $180 $248 $297 $416

Monthly Total $1,560 $2,103 $2,020 $2,326 $3,542 $4,078

Annual Total $18,720 $25,236 $24,240 $27,912 $42,504 $48,936

Hourly Wage $9.36 $12.62 $12.12 $13.96 $21.25 $24.47

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $628 $834 $834 $834 $924 $924

Child Care $– $– $173 $583 $347 $1,045

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $182 $270 $277 $305 $441 $495

Miscellaneous $182 $270 $277 $305 $441 $495

Taxes $579 $743 $611 $656 $1,092 $1,328

Monthly Total $2,761 $3,981 $3,931 $4,313 $6,389 $7,265

Annual Total $33,132 $47,772 $47,172 $51,756 $76,668 $87,180

Hourly Wage $16.57 $23.89 $23.59 $25.88 $38.33 $43.59

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $562 $661 $661 $661 $822 $822

Child Care $– $– $175 $521 $351 $989

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $153 $213 $207 $246 $347 $414

Taxes $285 $385 $238 $335 $359 $536

Monthly Total $1,680 $2,340 $2,279 $2,711 $3,822 $4,552

Annual Total $20,160 $28,080 $27,348 $32,532 $45,864 $54,624

Hourly Wage $10.08 $14.04 $13.67 $16.27 $22.93 $27.31

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 15 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $826 $1,028 $1,028 $1,028 $1,075 $1,075

Child Care $– $– $221 $688 $441 $1,276

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $202 $286 $297 $334 $466 $552

Miscellaneous $202 $286 $297 $334 $466 $552

Taxes $666 $812 $691 $770 $1,236 $1,661

Monthly Total $3,086 $4,240 $4,257 $4,784 $6,828 $8,282

Annual Total $37,032 $50,880 $51,084 $57,408 $81,936 $99,384

Hourly Wage $18.52 $25.44 $25.54 $28.70 $40.97 $49.69

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $495 $495 $495 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $190 $183 $210 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $326 $178 $246 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,092 $2,010 $2,316 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $25,104 $24,120 $27,792 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.55 $12.06 $13.90 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $619 $760 $760 $760 $685 $685

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $181 $262 $270 $293 $420 $469

Miscellaneous $181 $262 $270 $293 $420 $469

Taxes $575 $712 $586 $616 $1,003 $1,205

Monthly Total $2,746 $3,860 $3,829 $4,134 $6,039 $6,837

Annual Total $32,952 $46,320 $45,948 $49,608 $72,468 $82,044

Hourly Wage $16.48 $23.16 $22.97 $24.80 $36.23 $41.02

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $127 $375 $254 $714

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $174 $200 $306 $357

Taxes $247 $313 $157 $220 $259 $382

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,036 $1,913 $2,200 $3,370 $3,925

Annual Total $18,096 $24,432 $22,956 $26,400 $40,440 $47,100

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.22 $11.48 $13.20 $20.22 $23.55

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $862 $862

Child Care $– $– $139 $458 $278 $829

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $266 $285 $428 $467

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $266 $285 $428 $467

Taxes $553 $712 $569 $588 $1,044 $1,201

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,759 $4,006 $6,184 $6,804

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,108 $48,072 $74,208 $81,648

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.55 $24.04 $37.10 $40.82

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $501 $516 $516 $516 $686 $686

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $145 $193 $186 $213 $324 $373

Taxes $265 $334 $185 $252 $303 $423

Monthly Total $1,591 $2,124 $2,041 $2,346 $3,569 $4,106

Annual Total $19,092 $25,488 $24,492 $28,152 $42,828 $49,272

Hourly Wage $9.55 $12.74 $12.25 $14.08 $21.41 $24.64

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $645 $858 $858 $858 $808 $808

Child Care $– $– $155 $469 $310 $882

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $183 $272 $277 $296 $426 $467

Miscellaneous $183 $272 $277 $296 $426 $467

Taxes $586 $754 $613 $630 $1,026 $1,192

Monthly Total $2,787 $4,020 $3,939 $4,179 $6,140 $6,794

Annual Total $33,444 $48,240 $47,268 $50,148 $73,680 $81,528

Hourly Wage $16.72 $24.12 $23.63 $25.07 $36.84 $40.76

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $453 $479 $479 $479 $636 $636

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $138 $188 $181 $208 $318 $367

Taxes $250 $322 $173 $241 $287 $406

Monthly Total $1,521 $2,070 $1,987 $2,293 $3,497 $4,033

Annual Total $18,252 $24,840 $23,844 $27,516 $41,964 $48,396

Hourly Wage $9.13 $12.42 $11.92 $13.76 $20.98 $24.20

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $599 $795 $795 $795 $885 $885

Child Care $– $– $148 $458 $297 $854

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $179 $266 $270 $288 $432 $472

Miscellaneous $179 $266 $270 $288 $432 $472

Taxes $566 $727 $586 $604 $1,079 $1,243

Monthly Total $2,713 $3,918 $3,828 $4,063 $6,269 $6,904

Annual Total $32,556 $47,016 $45,936 $48,756 $75,228 $82,848

Hourly Wage $16.28 $23.51 $22.97 $24.38 $37.61 $41.42

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $488 $521 $521 $521 $668 $668

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $143 $194 $186 $214 $322 $371

Taxes $261 $335 $187 $254 $297 $416

Monthly Total $1,572 $2,131 $2,048 $2,354 $3,543 $4,079

Annual Total $18,864 $25,572 $24,576 $28,248 $42,516 $48,948

Hourly Wage $9.43 $12.79 $12.29 $14.12 $21.26 $24.47

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $651 $835 $835 $835 $929 $929

Child Care $– $– $181 $521 $362 $1,003

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $184 $270 $277 $299 $443 $491

Miscellaneous $184 $270 $277 $299 $443 $491

Taxes $589 $744 $614 $637 $1,111 $1,327

Monthly Total $2,798 $3,983 $3,943 $4,221 $6,432 $7,219

Annual Total $33,576 $47,796 $47,316 $50,652 $77,184 $86,628

Hourly Wage $16.79 $23.90 $23.66 $25.33 $38.59 $43.31

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $488 $503 $503 $503 $669 $669

Child Care $– $– $133 $354 $266 $708

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $143 $191 $181 $203 $316 $364

Taxes $261 $328 $173 $228 $283 $400

Monthly Total $1,572 $2,103 $1,988 $2,236 $3,477 $4,005

Annual Total $18,864 $25,236 $23,856 $26,832 $41,724 $48,060

Hourly Wage $9.43 $12.62 $11.93 $13.42 $20.86 $24.03

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $629 $836 $836 $836 $858 $858

Child Care $– $– $142 $458 $283 $836

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $182 $270 $274 $292 $428 $467

Miscellaneous $182 $270 $274 $292 $428 $467

Taxes $579 $744 $599 $615 $1,037 $1,199

Monthly Total $2,762 $3,984 $3,884 $4,123 $6,178 $6,805

Annual Total $33,144 $47,808 $46,608 $49,476 $74,136 $81,660

Hourly Wage $16.57 $23.90 $23.30 $24.74 $37.07 $40.83

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $160 $417 $320 $844

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $178 $205 $315 $364

Taxes $247 $315 $167 $233 $281 $400

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,038 $1,960 $2,260 $3,467 $4,007

Annual Total $18,096 $24,456 $23,520 $27,120 $41,604 $48,084

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.23 $11.76 $13.56 $20.80 $24.04

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $863 $863

Child Care $– $– $160 $510 $320 $938

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $268 $290 $433 $478

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $268 $290 $433 $478

Taxes $553 $712 $577 $608 $1,064 $1,251

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,792 $4,088 $6,257 $6,986

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,504 $49,056 $75,084 $83,832

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.75 $24.53 $37.54 $41.92

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $510 $584 $584 $584 $717 $717

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $146 $202 $195 $222 $329 $378

Taxes $268 $355 $207 $274 $313 $435

Monthly Total $1,604 $2,222 $2,140 $2,445 $3,615 $4,154

Annual Total $19,248 $26,664 $25,680 $29,340 $43,380 $49,848

Hourly Wage $9.62 $13.33 $12.84 $14.67 $21.69 $24.92

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $730 $896 $896 $896 $903 $903

Child Care $– $– $176 $542 $352 $1,010

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $192 $276 $283 $307 $440 $489

Miscellaneous $192 $276 $283 $307 $440 $489

Taxes $624 $770 $636 $666 $1,079 $1,308

Monthly Total $2,928 $4,082 $4,033 $4,348 $6,358 $7,177

Annual Total $35,136 $48,984 $48,396 $52,176 $76,296 $86,124

Hourly Wage $17.57 $24.49 $24.20 $26.09 $38.15 $43.06

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $487 $487 $487 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $189 $182 $209 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $323 $176 $243 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,080 $1,999 $2,304 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,960 $23,988 $27,648 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.48 $11.99 $13.82 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $609 $760 $760 $760 $863 $863

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $180 $262 $270 $293 $437 $487

Miscellaneous $180 $262 $270 $293 $437 $487

Taxes $570 $712 $586 $616 $1,083 $1,301

Monthly Total $2,729 $3,860 $3,829 $4,134 $6,331 $7,147

Annual Total $32,748 $46,320 $45,948 $49,608 $75,972 $85,764

Hourly Wage $16.37 $23.16 $22.97 $24.80 $37.99 $42.88

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $466 $488 $488 $488 $638 $638

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $140 $189 $182 $210 $318 $367

Taxes $254 $324 $176 $243 $288 $406

Monthly Total $1,540 $2,082 $2,000 $2,306 $3,500 $4,035

Annual Total $18,480 $24,984 $24,000 $27,672 $42,000 $48,420

Hourly Wage $9.24 $12.49 $12.00 $13.84 $21.00 $24.21

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $610 $798 $798 $798 $941 $941

Child Care $– $– $133 $542 $265 $895

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $180 $266 $269 $297 $435 $481

Miscellaneous $180 $266 $269 $297 $435 $481

Taxes $571 $728 $581 $630 $1,070 $1,268

Monthly Total $2,731 $3,922 $3,809 $4,194 $6,290 $7,044

Annual Total $32,772 $47,064 $45,708 $50,328 $75,480 $84,528

Hourly Wage $16.39 $23.53 $22.85 $25.16 $37.74 $42.26

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 8 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $510 $510 $510 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $192 $185 $212 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $330 $183 $251 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,113 $2,032 $2,338 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $25,356 $24,384 $28,056 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.68 $12.19 $14.03 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $638 $760 $760 $760 $895 $895

Child Care $– $– $126 $396 $252 $731

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $301 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $183 $262 $264 $282 $429 $460

Miscellaneous $183 $262 $264 $282 $429 $460

Taxes $583 $712 $564 $584 $1,045 $1,177

Monthly Total $2,777 $3,860 $3,737 $3,970 $6,194 $6,701

Annual Total $33,324 $46,320 $44,844 $47,640 $74,328 $80,412

Hourly Wage $16.66 $23.16 $22.42 $23.82 $37.16 $40.21

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 9 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 8 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $480 $502 $502 $502 $667 $667

Child Care $– $– $148 $396 $297 $792

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $142 $191 $183 $209 $320 $365

Taxes $258 $328 $178 $241 $292 $402

Monthly Total $1,560 $2,102 $2,009 $2,296 $3,519 $4,017

Annual Total $18,720 $25,224 $24,108 $27,552 $42,228 $48,204

Hourly Wage $9.36 $12.61 $12.05 $13.78 $21.11 $24.10

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $628 $834 $834 $834 $946 $946

Child Care $– $– $223 $635 $445 $1,229

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $182 $270 $282 $310 $453 $534

Miscellaneous $182 $270 $282 $310 $453 $534

Taxes $579 $743 $630 $668 $1,142 $1,511

Monthly Total $2,761 $3,981 $4,010 $4,387 $6,583 $7,920

Annual Total $33,132 $47,772 $48,120 $52,644 $78,996 $95,040

Hourly Wage $16.57 $23.89 $24.06 $26.32 $39.50 $47.52

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $527 $527 $527 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $194 $187 $215 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $335 $189 $256 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,137 $2,057 $2,363 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $25,644 $24,684 $28,356 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.82 $12.34 $14.18 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $760 $760 $760 $834 $834

Child Care $– $– $170 $510 $340 $964

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $262 $269 $290 $432 $478

Miscellaneous $185 $262 $269 $290 $432 $478

Taxes $592 $712 $581 $607 $1,039 $1,241

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,860 $3,808 $4,087 $6,221 $6,973

Annual Total $33,732 $46,320 $45,696 $49,044 $74,652 $83,676

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.16 $22.85 $24.52 $37.33 $41.84

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $520 $669 $669 $669 $811 $811

Child Care $– $– $180 $521 $359 $1,000

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $147 $214 $209 $248 $347 $414

Taxes $271 $387 $242 $338 $358 $536

Monthly Total $1,618 $2,351 $2,298 $2,724 $3,818 $4,552

Annual Total $19,416 $28,212 $27,576 $32,688 $45,816 $54,624

Hourly Wage $9.71 $14.11 $13.79 $16.34 $22.91 $27.31

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 15 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $836 $1,014 $1,014 $1,014 $1,115 $1,115

Child Care $– $– $223 $792 $445 $1,385

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $203 $284 $296 $343 $470 $567

Miscellaneous $203 $284 $296 $343 $470 $567

Taxes $671 $806 $686 $797 $1,217 $1,692

Monthly Total $3,103 $4,216 $4,238 $4,919 $6,861 $8,492

Annual Total $37,236 $50,592 $50,856 $59,028 $82,332 $101,904

Hourly Wage $18.62 $25.30 $25.43 $29.51 $41.17 $50.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $527 $527 $527 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $194 $187 $215 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $335 $189 $256 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,137 $2,057 $2,363 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $25,644 $24,684 $28,356 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.82 $12.34 $14.18 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $760 $760 $760 $804 $804

Child Care $– $– $127 $542 $254 $880

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $262 $265 $293 $420 $466

Miscellaneous $185 $262 $265 $293 $420 $466

Taxes $592 $712 $564 $616 $1,002 $1,194

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,860 $3,740 $4,134 $6,044 $6,788

Annual Total $33,732 $46,320 $44,880 $49,608 $72,528 $81,456

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.16 $22.44 $24.80 $36.26 $40.73

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 8 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $479 $479 $479 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $188 $181 $208 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $321 $173 $241 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,069 $1,987 $2,293 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,828 $23,844 $27,516 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.41 $11.92 $13.76 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $599 $760 $760 $760 $906 $906

Child Care $– $– $125 $333 $250 $667

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $301 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $179 $262 $264 $276 $430 $455

Miscellaneous $179 $262 $264 $276 $430 $455

Taxes $566 $712 $563 $565 $1,061 $1,161

Monthly Total $2,713 $3,860 $3,735 $3,876 $6,221 $6,622

Annual Total $32,556 $46,320 $44,820 $46,512 $74,652 $79,464

Hourly Wage $16.28 $23.16 $22.41 $23.26 $37.33 $39.73

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 8 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 8 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $503 $503 $503 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $191 $184 $212 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $328 $181 $248 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,103 $2,022 $2,328 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $25,236 $24,264 $27,936 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.62 $12.13 $13.97 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $629 $760 $760 $760 $899 $899

Child Care $– $– $162 $490 $324 $922

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $182 $262 $268 $288 $437 $480

Miscellaneous $182 $262 $268 $288 $437 $480

Taxes $579 $712 $578 $601 $1,075 $1,266

Monthly Total $2,762 $3,860 $3,795 $4,057 $6,316 $7,025

Annual Total $33,144 $46,320 $45,540 $48,684 $75,792 $84,300

Hourly Wage $16.57 $23.16 $22.77 $24.34 $37.90 $42.15

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $527 $527 $527 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $194 $187 $215 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $335 $189 $256 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,137 $2,057 $2,363 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $25,644 $24,684 $28,356 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.82 $12.34 $14.18 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $760 $760 $760 $909 $909

Child Care $– $– $141 $396 $281 $771

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $301 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $262 $266 $282 $433 $466

Miscellaneous $185 $262 $266 $282 $433 $466

Taxes $592 $712 $569 $584 $1,041 $1,185

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,860 $3,761 $3,970 $6,241 $6,775

Annual Total $33,732 $46,320 $45,132 $47,640 $74,892 $81,300

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.16 $22.57 $23.82 $37.45 $40.65

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 9 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $446 $469 $469 $469 $611 $611

Child Care $– $– $145 $385 $289 $771

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $187 $178 $203 $311 $365

Taxes $247 $318 $166 $227 $271 $401

Monthly Total $1,510 $2,055 $1,956 $2,232 $3,425 $4,012

Annual Total $18,120 $24,660 $23,472 $26,784 $41,100 $48,144

Hourly Wage $9.06 $12.33 $11.74 $13.39 $20.55 $24.07

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $586 $764 $764 $764 $1,026 $1,026

Child Care $– $– $160 $500 $320 $927

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $178 $263 $268 $289 $449 $493

Miscellaneous $178 $263 $268 $289 $449 $493

Taxes $560 $714 $579 $606 $1,117 $1,318

Monthly Total $2,692 $3,868 $3,798 $4,078 $6,505 $7,235

Annual Total $32,304 $46,416 $45,576 $48,936 $78,060 $86,820

Hourly Wage $16.15 $23.21 $22.79 $24.47 $39.03 $43.41

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $520 $669 $669 $669 $811 $811

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $147 $214 $211 $256 $351 $428

Taxes $271 $390 $247 $362 $368 $579

Monthly Total $1,618 $2,354 $2,320 $2,818 $3,864 $4,713

Annual Total $19,416 $28,248 $27,840 $33,816 $46,368 $56,556

Hourly Wage $9.71 $14.12 $13.92 $16.91 $23.18 $28.28

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $836 $1,014 $1,014 $1,014 $1,084 $1,084

Child Care $– $– $203 $688 $406 $1,229

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $203 $284 $294 $333 $463 $548

Miscellaneous $203 $284 $294 $333 $463 $548

Taxes $671 $806 $679 $774 $1,169 $1,584

Monthly Total $3,103 $4,216 $4,207 $4,772 $6,729 $8,159

Annual Total $37,236 $50,592 $50,484 $57,264 $80,748 $97,908

Hourly Wage $18.62 $25.30 $25.24 $28.63 $40.37 $48.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $433 $461 $461 $461 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $125 $375 $250 $708

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $136 $186 $174 $200 $306 $356

Taxes $243 $314 $157 $221 $258 $380

Monthly Total $1,492 $2,042 $1,915 $2,205 $3,365 $3,916

Annual Total $17,904 $24,504 $22,980 $26,460 $40,380 $46,992

Hourly Wage $8.95 $12.25 $11.49 $13.23 $20.19 $23.50

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $576 $760 $760 $760 $846 $846

Child Care $– $– $148 $583 $297 $979

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $177 $262 $267 $297 $429 $480

Miscellaneous $177 $262 $267 $297 $429 $480

Taxes $556 $712 $572 $624 $1,047 $1,264

Monthly Total $2,676 $3,860 $3,773 $4,191 $6,192 $7,027

Annual Total $32,112 $46,320 $45,276 $50,292 $74,304 $84,324

Hourly Wage $16.06 $23.16 $22.64 $25.15 $37.15 $42.16

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $500 $566 $566 $566 $687 $687

Child Care $– $– $133 $417 $266 $771

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $144 $199 $189 $220 $318 $365

Taxes $265 $347 $194 $269 $288 $402

Monthly Total $1,589 $2,193 $2,080 $2,420 $3,502 $4,016

Annual Total $19,068 $26,316 $24,960 $29,040 $42,024 $48,192

Hourly Wage $9.53 $13.16 $12.48 $14.52 $21.01 $24.10

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $708 $859 $859 $859 $1,021 $1,021

Child Care $– $– $184 $563 $367 $1,052

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $190 $272 $280 $305 $453 $524

Miscellaneous $190 $272 $280 $305 $453 $524

Taxes $614 $754 $625 $653 $1,140 $1,478

Monthly Total $2,892 $4,021 $3,987 $4,315 $6,578 $7,765

Annual Total $34,704 $48,252 $47,844 $51,780 $78,936 $93,180

Hourly Wage $17.35 $24.13 $23.92 $25.89 $39.47 $46.59

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $562 $661 $661 $661 $822 $822

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $153 $212 $205 $232 $342 $392

Taxes $285 $380 $232 $299 $347 $476

Monthly Total $1,680 $2,334 $2,252 $2,557 $3,767 $4,314

Annual Total $20,160 $28,008 $27,024 $30,684 $45,204 $51,768

Hourly Wage $10.08 $14.00 $13.51 $15.34 $22.60 $25.88

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $826 $1,028 $1,028 $1,028 $955 $955

Child Care $– $– $138 $521 $277 $890

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $265 $265 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $202 $286 $289 $318 $437 $482

Miscellaneous $202 $286 $289 $318 $437 $482

Taxes $666 $812 $659 $707 $1,059 $1,273

Monthly Total $3,086 $4,240 $4,126 $4,522 $6,309 $7,060

Annual Total $37,032 $50,880 $49,512 $54,264 $75,708 $84,720

Hourly Wage $18.52 $25.44 $24.76 $27.13 $37.85 $42.36

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 8 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $522 $525 $525 $525 $698 $698

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $147 $194 $187 $214 $326 $375

Taxes $272 $337 $188 $255 $307 $428

Monthly Total $1,621 $2,137 $2,054 $2,359 $3,587 $4,125

Annual Total $19,452 $25,644 $24,648 $28,308 $43,044 $49,500

Hourly Wage $9.73 $12.82 $12.32 $14.15 $21.52 $24.75

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $656 $873 $873 $873 $1,010 $1,010

Child Care $– $– $155 $510 $311 $925

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $274 $279 $301 $446 $491

Miscellaneous $185 $274 $279 $301 $446 $491

Taxes $591 $760 $619 $648 $1,136 $1,342

Monthly Total $2,807 $4,045 $3,964 $4,263 $6,493 $7,237

Annual Total $33,684 $48,540 $47,568 $51,156 $77,916 $86,844

Hourly Wage $16.84 $24.27 $23.78 $25.58 $38.96 $43.42

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $588 $642 $642 $642 $755 $755

Child Care $– $– $188 $542 $375 $1,042

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $156 $210 $206 $247 $342 $412

Taxes $293 $379 $236 $336 $345 $531

Monthly Total $1,717 $2,312 $2,270 $2,715 $3,760 $4,531

Annual Total $20,604 $27,744 $27,240 $32,580 $45,120 $54,372

Hourly Wage $10.30 $13.87 $13.62 $16.29 $22.56 $27.19

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 15 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $803 $944 $944 $944 $1,069 $1,069

Child Care $– $– $195 $604 $391 $1,125

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $199 $281 $286 $318 $460 $536

Miscellaneous $199 $281 $286 $318 $460 $536

Taxes $656 $791 $648 $719 $1,175 $1,547

Monthly Total $3,047 $4,161 $4,082 $4,533 $6,699 $7,979

Annual Total $36,564 $49,932 $48,984 $54,396 $80,388 $95,748

Hourly Wage $18.28 $24.97 $24.49 $27.20 $40.19 $47.87

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $467 $549 $549 $549 $640 $640

Child Care $– $– $164 $417 $328 $854

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $140 $197 $191 $218 $320 $370

Taxes $254 $343 $198 $263 $293 $414

Monthly Total $1,541 $2,170 $2,100 $2,395 $3,524 $4,069

Annual Total $18,492 $26,040 $25,200 $28,740 $42,288 $48,828

Hourly Wage $9.25 $13.02 $12.60 $14.37 $21.14 $24.41

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $686 $800 $800 $800 $921 $921

Child Care $– $– $203 $490 $406 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $188 $266 $276 $292 $447 $493

Miscellaneous $188 $266 $276 $292 $447 $493

Taxes $604 $729 $609 $617 $1,094 $1,311

Monthly Total $2,856 $3,925 $3,923 $4,121 $6,459 $7,227

Annual Total $34,272 $47,100 $47,076 $49,452 $77,508 $86,724

Hourly Wage $17.14 $23.55 $23.54 $24.73 $38.75 $43.36

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $178 $205 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $314 $166 $233 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,037 $1,955 $2,260 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,444 $23,460 $27,120 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.22 $11.73 $13.56 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $870 $870

Child Care $– $– $159 $521 $318 $945

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $268 $291 $433 $479

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $268 $291 $433 $479

Taxes $553 $712 $577 $610 $1,058 $1,249

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,791 $4,103 $6,256 $7,000

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,492 $49,236 $75,072 $84,000

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.75 $24.62 $37.54 $42.00

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $527 $527 $527 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $194 $187 $215 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $335 $189 $256 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,137 $2,057 $2,363 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $25,644 $24,684 $28,356 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.82 $12.34 $14.18 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $760 $760 $760 $1,024 $1,024

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $262 $270 $293 $454 $503

Miscellaneous $185 $262 $270 $293 $454 $503

Taxes $592 $712 $586 $616 $1,122 $1,361

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,860 $3,829 $4,134 $6,565 $7,400

Annual Total $33,732 $46,320 $45,948 $49,608 $78,780 $88,800

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.16 $22.97 $24.80 $39.39 $44.40

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $455 $458 $458 $458 $609 $609

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $138 $185 $178 $206 $314 $363

Taxes $250 $315 $166 $234 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,523 $2,039 $1,956 $2,263 $3,457 $3,993

Annual Total $18,276 $24,468 $23,472 $27,156 $41,484 $47,916

Hourly Wage $9.14 $12.23 $11.74 $13.58 $20.74 $23.96

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $573 $761 $761 $761 $892 $892

Child Care $– $– $182 $546 $364 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $270 $294 $440 $490

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $270 $294 $440 $490

Taxes $554 $712 $586 $618 $1,096 $1,312

Monthly Total $2,669 $3,861 $3,828 $4,143 $6,376 $7,193

Annual Total $32,028 $46,332 $45,936 $49,716 $76,512 $86,316

Hourly Wage $16.01 $23.17 $22.97 $24.86 $38.26 $43.16

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $487 $596 $596 $596 $768 $768

Child Care $– $– $191 $513 $383 $1,023

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $143 $204 $201 $237 $345 $411

Taxes $260 $365 $222 $309 $352 $529

Monthly Total $1,570 $2,246 $2,208 $2,603 $3,791 $4,522

Annual Total $18,840 $26,952 $26,496 $31,236 $45,492 $54,264

Hourly Wage $9.42 $13.48 $13.25 $15.62 $22.75 $27.13

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 14 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $745 $960 $960 $960 $1,073 $1,073

Child Care $– $– $208 $625 $416 $1,180

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $193 $282 $289 $321 $463 $542

Miscellaneous $193 $282 $289 $321 $463 $542

Taxes $630 $798 $660 $729 $1,222 $1,601

Monthly Total $2,951 $4,186 $4,129 $4,586 $6,781 $8,104

Annual Total $35,412 $50,232 $49,548 $55,032 $81,372 $97,248

Hourly Wage $17.71 $25.12 $24.77 $27.52 $40.69 $48.62

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $468 $468 $468 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $187 $184 $229 $324 $400

Taxes $247 $326 $182 $291 $303 $498

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,062 $2,027 $2,519 $3,569 $4,401

Annual Total $18,096 $24,744 $24,324 $30,228 $42,828 $52,812

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.37 $12.16 $15.11 $21.41 $26.41

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 17 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 15 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $585 $760 $760 $760 $1,064 $1,064

Child Care $– $– $180 $542 $359 $1,021

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $177 $262 $270 $293 $457 $525

Miscellaneous $177 $262 $270 $293 $457 $525

Taxes $560 $712 $585 $638 $1,185 $1,499

Monthly Total $2,689 $3,860 $3,824 $4,156 $6,666 $7,800

Annual Total $32,268 $46,320 $45,888 $49,872 $79,992 $93,600

Hourly Wage $16.13 $23.16 $22.94 $24.94 $40.00 $46.80

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $405 $476 $476 $476 $633 $633

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $132 $188 $180 $208 $317 $366

Taxes $234 $321 $172 $240 $286 $405

Monthly Total $1,451 $2,066 $1,982 $2,289 $3,492 $4,028

Annual Total $17,412 $24,792 $23,784 $27,468 $41,904 $48,336

Hourly Wage $8.71 $12.40 $11.89 $13.73 $20.95 $24.17

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $595 $791 $791 $791 $887 $887

Child Care $– $– $98 $292 $195 $552

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $301 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $178 $265 $265 $275 $423 $442

Miscellaneous $178 $265 $265 $275 $423 $442

Taxes $564 $725 $565 $564 $1,032 $1,096

Monthly Total $2,705 $3,910 $3,743 $3,863 $6,104 $6,397

Annual Total $32,460 $46,920 $44,916 $46,356 $73,248 $76,764

Hourly Wage $16.23 $23.46 $22.46 $23.18 $36.62 $38.38

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 8 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 7 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $415 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $133 $354 $266 $708

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $133 $185 $175 $197 $308 $356

Taxes $237 $313 $158 $213 $263 $380

Monthly Total $1,465 $2,036 $1,921 $2,169 $3,388 $3,916

Annual Total $17,580 $24,432 $23,052 $26,028 $40,656 $46,992

Hourly Wage $8.79 $12.22 $11.53 $13.01 $20.33 $23.50

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $872 $872

Child Care $– $– $175 $542 $349 $1,007

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $269 $293 $436 $486

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $269 $293 $436 $486

Taxes $553 $712 $583 $612 $1,073 $1,285

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,815 $4,130 $6,310 $7,114

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,780 $49,560 $75,720 $85,368

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.89 $24.78 $37.86 $42.68

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $178 $205 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $314 $166 $233 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,037 $1,955 $2,260 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,444 $23,460 $27,120 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.22 $11.73 $13.56 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $871 $871

Child Care $– $– $133 $458 $266 $813

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $265 $285 $428 $466

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $265 $285 $428 $466

Taxes $553 $712 $566 $591 $1,040 $1,191

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,748 $4,009 $6,177 $6,785

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $44,976 $48,108 $74,124 $81,420

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.49 $24.05 $37.06 $40.71

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 8 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $397 $472 $472 $472 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $117 $313 $234 $625

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $131 $187 $175 $194 $304 $345

Taxes $231 $315 $158 $205 $253 $353

Monthly Total $1,439 $2,055 $1,920 $2,132 $3,342 $3,795

Annual Total $17,268 $24,660 $23,040 $25,584 $40,104 $45,540

Hourly Wage $8.63 $12.33 $11.52 $12.79 $20.05 $22.77

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $590 $760 $760 $760 $849 $849

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $178 $262 $270 $293 $436 $486

Miscellaneous $178 $262 $270 $293 $436 $486

Taxes $562 $712 $586 $605 $1,055 $1,271

Monthly Total $2,698 $3,860 $3,829 $4,123 $6,287 $7,101

Annual Total $32,376 $46,320 $45,948 $49,476 $75,444 $85,212

Hourly Wage $16.19 $23.16 $22.97 $24.74 $37.72 $42.61

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $468 $468 $468 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $187 $179 $207 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $318 $170 $237 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,054 $1,971 $2,277 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,648 $23,652 $27,324 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.32 $11.83 $13.66 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $585 $760 $760 $760 $811 $811

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $177 $262 $270 $293 $432 $482

Miscellaneous $177 $262 $270 $293 $432 $482

Taxes $560 $712 $586 $616 $1,047 $1,255

Monthly Total $2,689 $3,860 $3,829 $4,134 $6,233 $7,039

Annual Total $32,268 $46,320 $45,948 $49,608 $74,796 $84,468

Hourly Wage $16.13 $23.16 $22.97 $24.80 $37.40 $42.23

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $473 $561 $561 $561 $745 $745

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $141 $199 $192 $219 $332 $382

Taxes $256 $349 $199 $267 $322 $446

Monthly Total $1,550 $2,190 $2,106 $2,412 $3,655 $4,197

Annual Total $18,600 $26,280 $25,272 $28,944 $43,860 $50,364

Hourly Wage $9.30 $13.14 $12.64 $14.47 $21.93 $25.18

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $701 $931 $931 $931 $890 $890

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $265 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $189 $279 $284 $310 $440 $490

Miscellaneous $189 $279 $284 $310 $440 $490

Taxes $611 $785 $639 $678 $1,084 $1,309

Monthly Total $2,880 $4,138 $4,045 $4,401 $6,365 $7,188

Annual Total $34,560 $49,656 $48,540 $52,812 $76,380 $86,256

Hourly Wage $17.28 $24.83 $24.27 $26.41 $38.19 $43.13

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $505 $508 $508 $508 $617 $617

Child Care $– $– $156 $438 $313 $854

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $145 $192 $184 $215 $315 $367

Taxes $266 $330 $182 $257 $281 $406

Monthly Total $1,596 $2,111 $2,028 $2,366 $3,469 $4,035

Annual Total $19,152 $25,332 $24,336 $28,392 $41,628 $48,420

Hourly Wage $9.58 $12.67 $12.17 $14.20 $20.81 $24.21

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 14 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $635 $771 $771 $771 $1,031 $1,031

Child Care $– $– $200 $604 $400 $1,138

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $182 $263 $273 $300 $457 $533

Miscellaneous $182 $263 $273 $300 $457 $533

Taxes $582 $717 $597 $641 $1,163 $1,519

Monthly Total $2,771 $3,878 $3,873 $4,246 $6,652 $7,920

Annual Total $33,252 $46,536 $46,476 $50,952 $79,824 $95,040

Hourly Wage $16.63 $23.27 $23.24 $25.48 $39.91 $47.52

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $530 $556 $556 $556 $641 $641

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $148 $198 $191 $219 $318 $367

Taxes $274 $344 $198 $265 $289 $407

Monthly Total $1,632 $2,179 $2,099 $2,405 $3,504 $4,039

Annual Total $19,584 $26,148 $25,188 $28,860 $42,048 $48,468

Hourly Wage $9.79 $13.07 $12.59 $14.43 $21.02 $24.23

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $695 $801 $801 $801 $942 $942

Child Care $– $– $160 $542 $319 $968

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $188 $266 $272 $297 $440 $489

Miscellaneous $188 $266 $272 $297 $440 $489

Taxes $608 $729 $593 $631 $1,069 $1,293

Monthly Total $2,869 $3,926 $3,857 $4,198 $6,354 $7,159

Annual Total $34,428 $47,112 $46,284 $50,376 $76,248 $85,908

Hourly Wage $17.21 $23.56 $23.14 $25.19 $38.12 $42.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $461 $542 $542 $542 $721 $721

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $139 $197 $194 $239 $339 $416

Taxes $252 $351 $206 $314 $340 $542

Monthly Total $1,532 $2,171 $2,135 $2,626 $3,734 $4,574

Annual Total $18,384 $26,052 $25,620 $31,512 $44,808 $54,888

Hourly Wage $9.19 $13.03 $12.81 $15.76 $22.40 $27.44

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $678 $901 $901 $901 $1,027 $1,027

Child Care $– $– $188 $557 $376 $1,058

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $187 $276 $285 $309 $455 $525

Miscellaneous $187 $276 $285 $309 $455 $525

Taxes $601 $772 $643 $694 $1,156 $1,483

Monthly Total $2,843 $4,089 $4,061 $4,400 $6,613 $7,784

Annual Total $34,116 $49,068 $48,732 $52,800 $79,356 $93,408

Hourly Wage $17.06 $24.53 $24.37 $26.40 $39.68 $46.70

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $700 $780 $780 $780 $959 $959

Child Care $– $– $188 $500 $375 $1,000

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $529 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $172 $228 $225 $260 $359 $435

Taxes $336 $424 $280 $373 $388 $596

Monthly Total $1,888 $2,513 $2,471 $2,861 $3,951 $4,781

Annual Total $22,656 $30,156 $29,652 $34,332 $47,412 $57,372

Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.08 $14.83 $17.17 $23.71 $28.69

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $975 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $1,075 $1,075

Child Care $– $– $193 $604 $387 $1,120

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $219 $303 $311 $343 $461 $536

Miscellaneous $219 $303 $311 $343 $461 $536

Taxes $744 $888 $747 $808 $1,172 $1,563

Monthly Total $3,374 $4,521 $4,484 $4,927 $6,700 $7,996

Annual Total $40,488 $54,252 $53,808 $59,124 $80,400 $95,952

Hourly Wage $20.24 $27.13 $26.90 $29.56 $40.20 $47.98

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $700 $780 $780 $780 $959 $959

Child Care $– $– $219 $604 $438 $1,188

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $301 $529 $556

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $172 $229 $229 $282 $367 $465

Taxes $336 $430 $290 $435 $408 $683

Monthly Total $1,888 $2,520 $2,516 $3,102 $4,042 $5,113

Annual Total $22,656 $30,240 $30,192 $37,224 $48,504 $61,356

Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.12 $15.10 $18.61 $24.25 $30.68

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 15 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 15 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $975 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199

Child Care $– $– $251 $813 $501 $1,481

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $278 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $219 $303 $317 $365 $484 $585

Miscellaneous $219 $303 $317 $365 $484 $585

Taxes $744 $888 $770 $893 $1,269 $1,790

Monthly Total $3,374 $4,521 $4,577 $5,278 $7,081 $8,806

Annual Total $40,488 $54,252 $54,924 $63,336 $84,972 $105,672

Hourly Wage $20.24 $27.13 $27.46 $31.67 $42.49 $52.84

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $160 $458 $320 $885

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $178 $211 $315 $370

Taxes $247 $316 $167 $247 $281 $413

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,039 $1,960 $2,321 $3,467 $4,067

Annual Total $18,096 $24,468 $23,520 $27,852 $41,604 $48,804

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.23 $11.76 $13.93 $20.80 $24.40

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 14 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $792 $792

Child Care $– $– $109 $542 $219 $833

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $263 $293 $415 $460

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $263 $293 $415 $460

Taxes $553 $712 $557 $620 $996 $1,166

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,711 $4,138 $5,981 $6,689

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $44,532 $49,656 $71,772 $80,268

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.27 $24.83 $35.89 $40.13

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 7 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $562 $661 $661 $661 $822 $822

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $153 $212 $205 $232 $342 $392

Taxes $285 $380 $232 $299 $347 $476

Monthly Total $1,680 $2,334 $2,252 $2,557 $3,767 $4,314

Annual Total $20,160 $28,008 $27,024 $30,684 $45,204 $51,768

Hourly Wage $10.08 $14.00 $13.51 $15.34 $22.60 $25.88

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $826 $1,028 $1,028 $1,028 $982 $982

Child Care $– $– $147 $417 $293 $807

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $265 $265 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $202 $286 $290 $307 $442 $477

Miscellaneous $202 $286 $290 $307 $442 $477

Taxes $666 $812 $662 $676 $1,092 $1,267

Monthly Total $3,086 $4,240 $4,140 $4,365 $6,395 $6,988

Annual Total $37,032 $50,880 $49,680 $52,380 $76,740 $83,856

Hourly Wage $18.52 $25.44 $24.84 $26.19 $38.37 $41.93

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 9 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $576 $596 $596 $596 $710 $710

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $154 $204 $201 $246 $338 $414

Taxes $289 $366 $223 $334 $336 $538

Monthly Total $1,699 $2,247 $2,213 $2,707 $3,718 $4,557

Annual Total $20,388 $26,964 $26,556 $32,484 $44,616 $54,684

Hourly Wage $10.19 $13.48 $13.28 $16.24 $22.31 $27.34

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 15 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $745 $888 $888 $888 $1,026 $1,026

Child Care $– $– $195 $604 $391 $1,125

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $193 $275 $284 $312 $456 $532

Miscellaneous $193 $275 $284 $312 $456 $532

Taxes $630 $766 $641 $703 $1,134 $1,495

Monthly Total $2,951 $4,068 $4,051 $4,449 $6,607 $7,876

Annual Total $35,412 $48,816 $48,612 $53,388 $79,284 $94,512

Hourly Wage $17.71 $24.41 $24.31 $26.69 $39.64 $47.26

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $631 $707 $707 $707 $835 $835

Child Care $– $– $169 $521 $339 $972

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $162 $219 $213 $253 $348 $413

Taxes $309 $398 $251 $353 $359 $535

Monthly Total $1,782 $2,405 $2,338 $2,782 $3,824 $4,546

Annual Total $21,384 $28,860 $28,056 $33,384 $45,888 $54,552

Hourly Wage $10.69 $14.43 $14.03 $16.69 $22.94 $27.28

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 15 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $884 $1,044 $1,044 $1,044 $1,124 $1,124

Child Care $– $– $199 $658 $398 $1,189

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $210 $287 $297 $333 $467 $548

Miscellaneous $210 $287 $297 $333 $467 $548

Taxes $704 $819 $689 $766 $1,282 $1,698

Monthly Total $3,225 $4,265 $4,249 $4,764 $6,882 $8,273

Annual Total $38,700 $51,180 $50,988 $57,168 $82,584 $99,276

Hourly Wage $19.35 $25.59 $25.49 $28.58 $41.29 $49.64

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $446 $471 $471 $471 $626 $626

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $187 $180 $207 $316 $365

Taxes $247 $319 $171 $238 $284 $403

Monthly Total $1,510 $2,058 $1,976 $2,281 $3,482 $4,018

Annual Total $18,120 $24,696 $23,712 $27,372 $41,784 $48,216

Hourly Wage $9.06 $12.35 $11.86 $13.69 $20.89 $24.11

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $589 $783 $783 $783 $1,038 $1,038

Child Care $– $– $179 $552 $358 $1,029

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $178 $265 $272 $296 $454 $523

Miscellaneous $178 $265 $272 $296 $454 $523

Taxes $561 $722 $593 $628 $1,142 $1,457

Monthly Total $2,696 $3,899 $3,858 $4,185 $6,590 $7,736

Annual Total $32,352 $46,788 $46,296 $50,220 $79,080 $92,832

Hourly Wage $16.18 $23.39 $23.15 $25.11 $39.54 $46.42

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $527 $527 $527 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $195 $192 $237 $324 $400

Taxes $247 $343 $201 $310 $303 $498

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,146 $2,113 $2,605 $3,569 $4,401

Annual Total $18,096 $25,752 $25,356 $31,260 $42,828 $52,812

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.88 $12.68 $15.63 $21.41 $26.41

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 17 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 15 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $760 $760 $760 $954 $954

Child Care $– $– $158 $521 $316 $943

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $262 $268 $291 $441 $487

Miscellaneous $185 $262 $268 $291 $441 $487

Taxes $592 $712 $576 $632 $1,097 $1,308

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,860 $3,789 $4,125 $6,393 $7,157

Annual Total $33,732 $46,320 $45,468 $49,500 $76,716 $85,884

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.16 $22.73 $24.75 $38.36 $42.94

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $453 $479 $479 $479 $636 $636

Child Care $– $– $225 $620 $449 $1,219

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $138 $189 $190 $235 $336 $420

Taxes $250 $333 $195 $306 $331 $554

Monthly Total $1,521 $2,082 $2,087 $2,588 $3,695 $4,620

Annual Total $18,252 $24,984 $25,044 $31,056 $44,340 $55,440

Hourly Wage $9.13 $12.49 $12.52 $15.53 $22.17 $27.72

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 17 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 16 percent; and for a school-age child, by 7 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $599 $795 $795 $795 $900 $900

Child Care $– $– $203 $608 $406 $1,149

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $179 $266 $276 $303 $445 $503

Miscellaneous $179 $266 $276 $303 $445 $503

Taxes $566 $727 $607 $680 $1,144 $1,398

Monthly Total $2,713 $3,918 $3,916 $4,319 $6,484 $7,431

Annual Total $32,556 $47,016 $46,992 $51,828 $77,808 $89,172

Hourly Wage $16.28 $23.51 $23.50 $25.91 $38.90 $44.59

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 11 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $700 $780 $780 $780 $959 $959

Child Care $– $– $226 $635 $451 $1,237

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $301 $529 $556

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $172 $229 $230 $286 $369 $472

Taxes $336 $432 $292 $448 $412 $703

Monthly Total $1,888 $2,522 $2,526 $3,150 $4,061 $5,189

Annual Total $22,656 $30,264 $30,312 $37,800 $48,732 $62,268

Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.13 $15.16 $18.90 $24.37 $31.13

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 15 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $975 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $1,271 $1,271

Child Care $– $– $221 $729 $441 $1,318

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $278 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $219 $303 $314 $357 $486 $575

Miscellaneous $219 $303 $314 $357 $486 $575

Taxes $744 $888 $758 $872 $1,280 $1,757

Monthly Total $3,374 $4,521 $4,529 $5,157 $7,108 $8,662

Annual Total $40,488 $54,252 $54,348 $61,884 $85,296 $103,944

Hourly Wage $20.24 $27.13 $27.17 $30.94 $42.65 $51.97

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $631 $707 $707 $707 $835 $835

Child Care $– $– $166 $510 $332 $953

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $162 $219 $212 $251 $347 $411

Taxes $309 $398 $250 $349 $357 $528

Monthly Total $1,782 $2,405 $2,333 $2,765 $3,814 $4,518

Annual Total $21,384 $28,860 $27,996 $33,180 $45,768 $54,216

Hourly Wage $10.69 $14.43 $14.00 $16.59 $22.88 $27.11

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 14 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $884 $1,044 $1,044 $1,044 $1,147 $1,147

Child Care $– $– $177 $542 $354 $1,013

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $210 $287 $294 $321 $464 $533

Miscellaneous $210 $287 $294 $321 $464 $533

Taxes $704 $819 $680 $729 $1,177 $1,529

Monthly Total $3,225 $4,265 $4,212 $4,587 $6,750 $7,921

Annual Total $38,700 $51,180 $50,544 $55,044 $81,000 $95,052

Hourly Wage $19.35 $25.59 $25.27 $27.52 $40.50 $47.53

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $700 $780 $780 $780 $959 $959

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $172 $228 $220 $248 $361 $411

Taxes $336 $419 $270 $341 $391 $529

Monthly Total $1,888 $2,508 $2,424 $2,734 $3,967 $4,523

Annual Total $22,656 $30,096 $29,088 $32,808 $47,604 $54,276

Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.05 $14.54 $16.40 $23.80 $27.14

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $975 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $963 $963

Child Care $– $– $148 $542 $297 $938

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $219 $303 $307 $337 $440 $488

Miscellaneous $219 $303 $307 $337 $440 $488

Taxes $744 $888 $730 $776 $1,068 $1,311

Monthly Total $3,374 $4,521 $4,414 $4,821 $6,352 $7,166

Annual Total $40,488 $54,252 $52,968 $57,852 $76,224 $85,992

Hourly Wage $20.24 $27.13 $26.48 $28.93 $38.11 $43.00

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $472 $527 $527 $527 $668 $668

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $141 $194 $187 $215 $322 $371

Taxes $256 $337 $189 $256 $297 $416

Monthly Total $1,549 $2,139 $2,057 $2,363 $3,543 $4,079

Annual Total $18,588 $25,668 $24,684 $28,356 $42,516 $48,948

Hourly Wage $9.29 $12.83 $12.34 $14.18 $21.26 $24.47

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $835 $835 $835 $827 $827

Child Care $– $– $174 $510 $347 $973

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $270 $277 $297 $432 $478

Miscellaneous $185 $270 $277 $297 $432 $478

Taxes $592 $744 $612 $634 $1,058 $1,257

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,983 $3,934 $4,203 $6,240 $6,991

Annual Total $33,732 $47,796 $47,208 $50,436 $74,880 $83,892

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.90 $23.60 $25.22 $37.44 $41.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $520 $669 $669 $669 $811 $811

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $147 $213 $206 $233 $341 $391

Taxes $271 $382 $234 $302 $343 $472

Monthly Total $1,618 $2,345 $2,263 $2,569 $3,751 $4,298

Annual Total $19,416 $28,140 $27,156 $30,828 $45,012 $51,576

Hourly Wage $9.71 $14.07 $13.58 $15.41 $22.51 $25.79

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $836 $1,014 $1,014 $1,014 $928 $928

Child Care $– $– $126 $500 $252 $836

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $265 $265 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $203 $284 $286 $314 $432 $474

Miscellaneous $203 $284 $286 $314 $432 $474

Taxes $671 $806 $649 $696 $1,032 $1,229

Monthly Total $3,103 $4,216 $4,084 $4,468 $6,220 $6,919

Annual Total $37,236 $50,592 $49,008 $53,616 $74,640 $83,028

Hourly Wage $18.62 $25.30 $24.50 $26.81 $37.32 $41.51

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 8 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $178 $205 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $314 $166 $233 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,037 $1,955 $2,260 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,444 $23,460 $27,120 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.22 $11.73 $13.56 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $882 $882

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $270 $293 $439 $489

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $270 $293 $439 $489

Taxes $553 $712 $586 $616 $1,069 $1,282

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,829 $4,134 $6,340 $7,151

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $45,948 $49,608 $76,080 $85,812

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $22.97 $24.80 $38.04 $42.91

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $457 $457 $457 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $141 $375 $281 $750

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $185 $176 $200 $310 $361

Taxes $247 $314 $161 $220 $268 $393

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,037 $1,933 $2,200 $3,410 $3,976

Annual Total $18,096 $24,444 $23,196 $26,400 $40,920 $47,712

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.22 $11.60 $13.20 $20.46 $23.86

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 12 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $571 $760 $760 $760 $847 $847

Child Care $– $– $188 $521 $375 $1,021

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $176 $262 $271 $291 $437 $485

Miscellaneous $176 $262 $271 $291 $437 $485

Taxes $553 $712 $588 $609 $1,075 $1,281

Monthly Total $2,666 $3,860 $3,837 $4,102 $6,315 $7,097

Annual Total $31,992 $46,320 $46,044 $49,224 $75,780 $85,164

Hourly Wage $16.00 $23.16 $23.02 $24.61 $37.89 $42.58

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $472 $527 $527 $527 $668 $668

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $141 $195 $192 $237 $332 $408

Taxes $256 $345 $201 $310 $322 $521

Monthly Total $1,549 $2,148 $2,113 $2,605 $3,656 $4,492

Annual Total $18,588 $25,776 $25,356 $31,260 $43,872 $53,904

Hourly Wage $9.29 $12.89 $12.68 $15.63 $21.94 $26.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 16 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 15 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $659 $835 $835 $835 $975 $975

Child Care $– $– $207 $667 $414 $1,219

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $185 $270 $280 $313 $453 $536

Miscellaneous $185 $270 $280 $313 $453 $536

Taxes $592 $744 $625 $703 $1,170 $1,552

Monthly Total $2,811 $3,983 $3,986 $4,461 $6,609 $7,984

Annual Total $33,732 $47,796 $47,832 $53,532 $79,308 $95,808

Hourly Wage $16.87 $23.90 $23.92 $26.77 $39.65 $47.90

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 12 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $462 $462 $462 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $156 $417 $313 $833

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $186 $178 $206 $314 $363

Taxes $247 $316 $168 $235 $278 $397

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,045 $1,962 $2,268 $3,456 $3,992

Annual Total $18,096 $24,540 $23,544 $27,216 $41,472 $47,904

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.27 $11.77 $13.61 $20.74 $23.95

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $578 $760 $760 $760 $835 $835

Child Care $– $– $184 $542 $367 $1,031

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $177 $262 $270 $293 $435 $484

Miscellaneous $177 $262 $270 $293 $435 $484

Taxes $556 $712 $586 $616 $1,060 $1,270

Monthly Total $2,678 $3,860 $3,829 $4,134 $6,276 $7,082

Annual Total $32,136 $46,320 $45,948 $49,608 $75,312 $84,984

Hourly Wage $16.07 $23.16 $22.97 $24.80 $37.66 $42.49

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $386 $468 $468 $468 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $148 $396 $297 $792

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $602

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $129 $187 $178 $204 $312 $367

Taxes $228 $319 $167 $230 $273 $407

Monthly Total $1,423 $2,055 $1,959 $2,246 $3,433 $4,038

Annual Total $17,076 $24,660 $23,508 $26,952 $41,196 $48,456

Hourly Wage $8.54 $12.33 $11.75 $13.48 $20.60 $24.23

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 13 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 13 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $585 $760 $760 $760 $845 $845

Child Care $– $– $148 $450 $297 $846

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $177 $262 $267 $284 $428 $467

Miscellaneous $177 $262 $267 $284 $428 $467

Taxes $560 $712 $572 $591 $1,048 $1,205

Monthly Total $2,689 $3,860 $3,773 $3,999 $6,190 $6,808

Annual Total $32,268 $46,320 $45,276 $47,988 $74,280 $81,696

Hourly Wage $16.13 $23.16 $22.64 $23.99 $37.14 $40.85

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $444 $468 $468 $468 $608 $608

Child Care $– $– $172 $458 $344 $917

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $248 $602 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $137 $187 $181 $212 $318 $374

Taxes $247 $320 $175 $250 $288 $425

Monthly Total $1,508 $2,056 $1,994 $2,336 $3,501 $4,115

Annual Total $18,096 $24,672 $23,928 $28,032 $42,012 $49,380

Hourly Wage $9.05 $12.34 $11.96 $14.02 $21.01 $24.69

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 14 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $585 $760 $760 $760 $812 $812

Child Care $– $– $184 $521 $367 $1,010

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $124 $301 $301 $265 $556 $556

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $177 $262 $270 $291 $432 $480

Miscellaneous $177 $262 $270 $291 $432 $480

Taxes $560 $712 $586 $617 $1,052 $1,250

Monthly Total $2,689 $3,860 $3,829 $4,110 $6,239 $7,010

Annual Total $32,268 $46,320 $45,948 $49,320 $74,868 $84,120

Hourly Wage $16.13 $23.16 $22.97 $24.66 $37.43 $42.06

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 11 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $700 $780 $780 $780 $959 $959

Child Care $– $– $297 $792 $594 $1,583

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $301 $529 $556

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $172 $230 $239 $308 $389 $520

Taxes $336 $442 $315 $511 $467 $844

Monthly Total $1,888 $2,533 $2,629 $3,392 $4,279 $5,724

Annual Total $22,656 $30,396 $31,548 $40,704 $51,348 $68,688

Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.20 $15.77 $20.35 $25.67 $34.34

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 18 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 18 percent; and for a school-age child, by 7 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $975 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $1,915 $1,915

Child Care $– $– $293 $1,183 $586 $1,964

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $278 $744 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $219 $303 $321 $402 $583 $704

Miscellaneous $219 $303 $321 $402 $583 $704

Taxes $744 $888 $786 $1,037 $1,720 $2,555

Monthly Total $3,374 $4,521 $4,643 $5,866 $8,719 $11,008

Annual Total $40,488 $54,252 $55,716 $70,392 $104,628 $132,096

Hourly Wage $20.24 $27.13 $27.86 $35.20 $52.31 $66.05

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 15 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 10 percent; and for a school-age child, by 5 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org
Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 1 Adult, 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1
School- Age 1 Infant School- Age Infant, 1
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $700 $780 $780 $780 $959 $959

Child Care $– $– $195 $583 $391 $1,104

Food $179 $372 $309 $259 $622 $543

Transportation $322 $386 $386 $386 $644 $644

Health Care $124 $248 $248 $301 $529 $529

Technology $55 $75 $55 $55 $75 $75


Miscellaneous $172 $229 $226 $279 $361 $449

Taxes $336 $427 $282 $427 $393 $639

Monthly Total $1,888 $2,517 $2,481 $3,070 $3,974 $4,942

Annual Total $22,656 $30,204 $29,772 $36,840 $47,688 $59,304

Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.10 $14.89 $18.42 $23.84 $29.65

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 15 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 14 percent; and for a school-age child, by 6 percent.
Sources: BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017;
Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans.

Single Adult Married Couple 1 Adult, 1 2 Adult, 2 2 Adults, 1


1 Adult,
School- Age School- Age Infant, 1
1 Infant
Child Children Preschooler

Housing $975 $1,199 $1,199 $1,199 $1,419 $1,419

Child Care $– $– $183 $563 $365 $1,050

Food $343 $697 $612 $519 $1,231 $1,065

Transportation $614 $737 $737 $737 $1,228 $1,228

Health Care $151 $265 $265 $265 $556 $744

Technology $109 $129 $109 $109 $129 $129


Savings $219 $303 $310 $339 $493 $563

Miscellaneous $219 $303 $310 $339 $493 $563

Taxes $744 $888 $743 $805 $1,301 $1,702

Monthly Total $3,374 $4,521 $4,468 $4,875 $7,215 $8,463

Annual Total $40,488 $54,252 $53,616 $58,500 $86,580 $101,556

Hourly Wage $20.24 $27.13 $26.81 $29.25 $43.29 $50.78

Note: The budgets reflect different costs based on the age of children in the household; full-day care for infants and preschoolers (4-year-old) and after school care for school-age children. To create
budgets for additional family types: For an additional infant, increase the total budget by 10 percent; for an additional 4-year-old, by 9 percent; and for a school-age child, by 4 percent.
Sources: American Community Survey, 2017; BLS, 2017—Consumer Expenditure Surveys; Consumer Reports, 2017—Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone; HUD, 2017—Fair Market Rents; IRS, 2017—
About Form 1040; Tax Foundation, 2017; Telogical Systems, 2016; Tennessee Department of Human Services, 2018; USDA, 2017—Official USDA Food Plans; U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2017—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Reference: UnitedForALICE.org