Ghent 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.
IndexGhentKentuckyNational
Cost of living index8488100
IndexGhentKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index9195100
Groceries index9696100
Health care index10495100
Housing index6170100
Transportation index9497100
Utilities index9492100

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  • The cost of living in Ghent is 4% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Ghent is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ghent is 39% 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$51,250$4,271$1,196$1,538
Renters$41,250$3,438$962$1,238

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemGhentNational 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

ItemGhentNational 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

ItemGhentNational 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

ItemGhentNational avg.Difference
Home Price $90,000.00$175,700.0048.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $761.82$1,081.0329.5%
Apartment Rent $781.00$920.0015.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemGhentNational 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.
Canaan, IN9693-7%
Brooksburg, IN6677-23%
Florence, IN12976-24%
Prestonville, KY10182-18%
Owenton, KY1,72181-19%
Ghent, KY37684-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Belle Haven, VA37695-5%
Darrouzett, TX37683-17%
Akeley, MN37684-16%
Reklaw, TX37683-17%
Clyman, WI37693-7%
Ghent, KY37684-16%
Source: The Ghent, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.