Hills and Dales 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.
IndexHills and DalesKentuckyNational
Cost of living index13589100
IndexHills and DalesKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index100100100
Groceries index8990100
Health care index9393100
Housing index22470100
Transportation index10399100
Utilities index9496100

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  • The cost of living in Hills and Dales is 52% higher than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Hills and Dales is 35% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hills and Dales is 124% 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$134,375$11,198$3,135$4,032
Renters$0$0$0$0

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemHills and DalesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.13$16.090.3%
Beauty Salon $38.33$37.332.7%
Toothpaste $2.83$2.4515.6%
Shampoo $1.01$1.000.9%
Movie $9.25$10.2810.0%
Bowling $4.31$4.9312.6%

Groceries

ItemHills and DalesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.91$3.802.8%
Fried Chicken $1.23$1.4011.9%
Milk $2.23$2.0111.1%
Potatoes $2.93$3.012.7%
Pizza $10.00$9.891.2%
Beer $8.88$8.900.2%

Health Care

ItemHills and DalesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.93$102.1613.9%
Doctor $96.30$108.3611.1%
Dentist $92.97$92.530.5%
Ibuprofen $8.88$9.284.3%
Lipitor $371.95$425.8212.7%

Housing

ItemHills and DalesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $414,300.00$184,700.00124.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $935.94$1,202.4422.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemHills and DalesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.34$2.244.4%
Tire Balancing $46.93$46.291.4%

Utilities

ItemHills and DalesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.04$165.9619.2%
Phone $31.78$28.6810.8%
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.
South Park View, KY297-3%
Shively, KY15,62585-15%
West Buechel, KY1,17585-15%
Charlestown, IN7,99086-14%
Watterson Park, KY1,34386-14%
Hills and Dales, KY20613535%

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Hills and Dales, KY20613535%
Source: The Hills and Dales, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.