Fort Campbell North 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.
IndexFort Campbell NorthKentuckyNational
Cost of living index10188100
IndexFort Campbell NorthKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index10295100
Groceries index9496100
Health care index8695100
Housing index10770100
Transportation index9797100
Utilities index10292100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Fort Campbell North, KY cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Kentucky and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Fort Campbell North, KY is 101, which is 16% higher than the Kentucky average and 1% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Fort Campbell North, KY are 7% higher than the average for Kentucky and 2% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Fort Campbell North is 16% higher than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Fort Campbell North is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fort Campbell North is 7% 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$36,724$3,060$857$1,102
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Fort Campbell North, KY, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Fort Campbell North, KY has a median income of about $0 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $0 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $36,724. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $857 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Kentucky2%6%
The Kentucky sales tax and Kentucky income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Fort Campbell North, KY. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Kentucky sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Kentucky income tax rates range from 2% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemFort Campbell NorthNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.40$14.5912.4%
Beauty Salon $30.40$34.6812.3%
Toothpaste $2.69$2.478.8%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $10.05$9.871.8%
Bowling $4.55$4.393.6%

Groceries

ItemFort Campbell NorthNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.4610.5%
Milk $1.87$2.3620.7%
Potatoes $2.58$3.0615.7%
Pizza $10.99$9.2418.9%
Beer $8.65$8.630.2%

Health Care

ItemFort Campbell NorthNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.50$99.7825.3%
Doctor $78.33$105.0325.4%
Dentist $79.00$88.7010.9%
Ibuprofen $8.79$9.416.6%
Lipitor $276.00$298.507.5%

Housing

ItemFort Campbell NorthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $806.99$1,081.0325.3%
Apartment Rent $983.00$920.006.8%

Transportation

ItemFort Campbell NorthNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.11$2.091.0%
Tire Balancing $39.20$45.2913.4%

Utilities

ItemFort Campbell NorthNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$193.08$170.8013.0%
Phone $24.50$28.2613.3%
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.
Pembroke, KY76681-19%
Fairview, KY32083-17%
LaFayette, KY15088-12%
Trenton, KY39384-16%
Oak Grove, KY7,52289-11%
Fort Campbell North, KY14,0151011%

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Indiana, PA14,02593-7%
Marietta, OH14,02991-9%
Fort Campbell North, KY14,0151011%
Source: The Fort Campbell North, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.