Covington 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.
IndexCovingtonKentuckyNational
Cost of living index8487100
IndexCovingtonKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index9195100
Groceries index9696100
Health care index10495100
Housing index6368100
Transportation index9497100
Utilities index9492100

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  • The cost of living in Covington is 3% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Covington is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Covington 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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Compare Covington, KY Cost of living To Other Cities

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemCovingtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.50$14.5928.0%
Beauty Salon $33.40$34.683.7%
Toothpaste $3.41$2.4737.9%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0217.8%
Movie $10.17$9.873.1%
Bowling $4.13$4.396.0%

Groceries

ItemCovingtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.50$4.480.5%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.4611.9%
Milk $2.74$2.3616.3%
Potatoes $2.58$3.0615.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.75$8.631.4%

Health Care

ItemCovingtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.00$99.788.2%
Doctor $96.40$105.038.2%
Dentist $103.33$88.7016.5%
Ibuprofen $8.29$9.4111.9%
Lipitor $306.62$298.502.7%

Housing

ItemCovingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $105,500.00$181,400.0041.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $761.82$1,081.0329.5%
Apartment Rent $674.00$889.0024.2%

Transportation

ItemCovingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.91$2.098.6%
Tire Balancing $45.29$45.290.0%

Utilities

ItemCovingtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.76$170.8015.2%
Phone $30.01$28.266.2%
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.
Grandview, OH1,37480-20%
Miamiville, OH34382-18%
Elmwood Place, OH2,08482-18%
Addyston, OH84182-18%
Arlington Heights, OH83083-17%
Covington, KY40,77684-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lake Ridge, VA40,77512323%
Wylie, TX40,7931044%
Kearny, NJ40,74412828%
Oro Valley, AZ40,85711313%
Crystal Lake, IL40,8671055%
Covington, KY40,77684-16%
Source: The Covington, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.