Jenkins 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.
IndexJenkinsKentuckyNational
Cost of living index7788100
IndexJenkinsKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index10095100
Groceries index9196100
Health care index8995100
Housing index3170100
Transportation index9497100
Utilities index9892100

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  • The cost of living in Jenkins is 12% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Jenkins is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Jenkins is 69% 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$37,589$3,132$877$1,128
Renters$11,659$972$272$350

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemJenkinsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $32.33$34.686.8%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $3.85$4.3912.3%

Groceries

ItemJenkinsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.67$4.484.3%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4621.5%
Milk $2.46$2.364.4%
Potatoes $3.31$3.068.1%
Pizza $11.49$9.2424.3%
Beer $8.58$8.630.6%

Health Care

ItemJenkinsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.67$99.781.9%
Doctor $89.33$105.0315.0%
Dentist $85.33$88.703.8%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $246.50$298.5017.4%

Housing

ItemJenkinsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $39,600.00$175,700.0077.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $818.14$1,081.0324.3%
Apartment Rent $475.00$920.0048.4%

Transportation

ItemJenkinsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$2.092.6%
Tire Balancing $39.00$45.2913.9%

Utilities

ItemJenkinsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.53$170.8010.1%
Phone $30.65$28.268.5%
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.
Millstone, KY4497-3%
Virgie, KY26473-27%
Wheelwright, KY1,03678-22%
Pippa Passes, KY50879-21%
Fleming-Neon, KY1,00279-21%
Jenkins, KY2,31477-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hyde Park, NY2,31412525%
Mulino, OR2,31413232%
Dry Ridge, KY2,31586-14%
Leavenworth, WA2,3131066%
Kohler, WI2,31511010%
Jenkins, KY2,31477-23%
Source: The Jenkins, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.