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9. Cookeville, Tenn.

Cookeville is a manufacturing city about midway between Knoxville and Nashville and is a hub for surrounding smaller towns. Russell Stover Candies was a significant employer until its manufacturing plant was closed in 2006.

Cookeville has the cheapest average prices in this top 10 for:

Dozen eggs 98 cents
Bananas 43 cents a pound
Washer repair $25.66
Newspaper $7.67 a week