Virginia Ave 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.
IndexVirginia AveLexington-FayetteKentucky
Cost of living index799487
IndexVirginia AveLexington-FayetteKentucky
Goods & Services index10110197
Groceries index909089
Health care index959589
Housing index419170
Transportation index969697
Utilities index878794

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  • The cost of living in Virginia Ave is 9% lower than the Lexington-Fayette average.
  • The cost of living in Virginia Ave is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Virginia Ave is 59% 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)
Household$14,720$1,227$343$442

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$15.562.8%
Beauty Salon $41.87$36.1116.0%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.1%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9610.5%
Movie $8.99$10.1311.2%
Bowling $4.73$4.740.0%

Groceries

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.56$3.9810.7%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.419.5%
Milk $1.41$2.0631.7%
Potatoes $2.78$2.986.7%
Pizza $8.96$9.475.4%
Beer $8.51$8.793.2%

Health Care

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.32$101.0422.5%
Doctor $109.00$107.441.5%
Dentist $82.71$90.428.5%
Ibuprofen $8.16$9.2812.1%
Lipitor $422.30$426.501.0%

Housing

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
Home Price $166,000.00$175,700.005.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $912.59$1,133.2319.5%
Apartment Rent $766.00$920.0016.7%

Transportation

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$1.990.4%
Tire Balancing $39.29$45.7614.1%

Utilities

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.21$163.8121.7%
Phone $28.32$28.390.2%
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.
High Bridge, KY14682-18%
Paris, KY9,74687-13%
Versailles, KY8,90889-11%
Wilmore, KY5,99590-10%
Nicholasville, KY28,48391-9%
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,47394-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pittsburgh, PA306,04585-15%
Anchorage, AK298,17813131%
Stockton, CA297,2231077%
Cincinnati, OH297,11789-11%
Corpus Christi, TX312,68089-11%
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,47394-6%
Source: The Virginia Ave, Lexington-Fayette, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.