Anyway you look at it, TN combined/average taxes are still the highest in the country.
Well that must be true if you say so.
For property of the same assessed value I pay five grand a year less; my pipe tobacco is less than half the cost, vehicle registrations about the same, gas here runs $2.98 to $3.12 and utilities on my house are less than they were in my apartment. That's about as combined as it gets. How silly of me to think it was cheaper here. You better stay there where the taxes are lower. HAH.
Strangely I have met about a dozen New Yorkers who moved here with the misconception that their taxes are lower. But I do not think they will be moving back either.