Douglass Hills 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.
IndexDouglass HillsKentuckyNational
Cost of living index10488100
IndexDouglass HillsKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index10295100
Groceries index9696100
Health care index9095100
Housing index11770100
Transportation index10597100
Utilities index8892100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Douglass Hills, KY is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Douglass Hills, KY enjoy a cost of living index of 104. This index is 19% higher than the Kentucky average, and 4% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Douglass Hills, KY, the average cost of goods and services is 7% higher than it is in Kentucky, and it is 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Douglass Hills is 19% higher than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Douglass Hills is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Douglass Hills is 17% higher 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$75,605$6,300$1,764$2,268
Renters$44,189$3,682$1,031$1,326
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Douglass Hills, KY, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Douglass Hills, KY homeowners have a median income of $75,605. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,764 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $44,189, which means there is a maximum of $1,031 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Kentucky2%6%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Douglass Hills, KY you will want to make sure you consider both the Kentucky sales tax and the Kentucky income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Kentucky is 6%, with the highest surtax being 6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Kentucky have a range from 2% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemDouglass HillsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.80$14.5912.3%
Beauty Salon $35.33$34.681.9%
Toothpaste $2.31$2.476.6%
Shampoo $0.93$1.029.0%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemDouglass HillsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.97$4.4811.3%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.4612.6%
Milk $2.01$2.3614.7%
Potatoes $3.01$3.061.7%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $8.85$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemDouglass HillsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.50$99.7817.3%
Doctor $88.50$105.0315.7%
Dentist $88.40$88.700.3%
Ibuprofen $8.91$9.415.3%
Lipitor $246.60$298.5017.4%

Housing

ItemDouglass HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $221,900.00$175,700.0026.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $835.10$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $890.00$920.003.3%

Transportation

ItemDouglass HillsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.095.9%
Tire Balancing $46.40$45.292.5%

Utilities

ItemDouglass HillsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$126.60$170.8025.9%
Phone $30.22$28.266.9%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
West Buechel, KY1,24585-15%
Taylorsville, KY81686-14%
Shively, KY15,45087-13%
Brooks, KY2,96488-12%
Watterson Park, KY1,50088-12%
Douglass Hills, KY5,5661044%

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Douglass Hills, KY5,5661044%
Source: The Douglass Hills, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.