Brooks cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBrooksKentuckyNational
Cost of living index8487100
IndexBrooksKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index8589100
Health care index8989100
Housing index6370100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index9094100

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  • The cost of living in Brooks is 4% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Brooks is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brooks is 37% lower than the national average.
  • Kentucky general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Kentucky state income tax is 10% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$42,500$3,542$992$1,275
Renters$12,500$1,042$292$375

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Kentucky2%6%

Goods & Services

ItemBrooksNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.10$15.5615.8%
Beauty Salon $36.00$36.110.3%
Toothpaste $2.20$2.4710.9%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.6%
Movie $9.25$10.138.7%
Bowling $4.13$4.7412.7%

Groceries

ItemBrooksNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.12$3.983.5%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.416.9%
Milk $2.20$2.066.4%
Potatoes $2.76$2.987.4%
Pizza $10.00$9.475.6%
Beer $8.74$8.790.6%

Health Care

ItemBrooksNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.23$101.0416.6%
Doctor $90.58$107.4415.7%
Dentist $89.57$90.420.9%
Ibuprofen $8.72$9.286.0%
Lipitor $327.64$426.5023.2%

Housing

ItemBrooksNational avg.Difference
Home Price $100,700.00$175,700.0042.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $846.28$1,133.2325.3%
Apartment Rent $706.00$920.0023.3%

Transportation

ItemBrooksNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$1.992.7%
Tire Balancing $45.87$45.760.2%

Utilities

ItemBrooksNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.25$163.8121.7%
Phone $30.22$28.396.5%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Elizabeth, IN19279-21%
Muldraugh, KY1,17380-20%
West Buechel, KY1,24581-19%
West Point, KY90182-18%
Shively, KY15,45083-17%
Brooks, KY2,96484-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oliver, PA2,96484-16%
Eastlawn Gardens, PA2,96311515%
Santa Rosa, NM2,96581-19%
Laurel Lake, NJ2,96594-6%
El Cerro, NM2,9621011%
Brooks, KY2,96484-16%
Source: The Brooks, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.