Lexington-Fayette 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.
IndexLexington-FayetteKentuckyNational
Cost of living index9387100
IndexLexington-FayetteKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index9696100
Health care index9495100
Housing index8868100
Transportation index9597100
Utilities index8092100

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  • The cost of living in Lexington-Fayette is 7% higher than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Lexington-Fayette is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lexington-Fayette is 12% 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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Compare Lexington-Fayette, KY Cost of living To Other Cities

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 $15.20$14.594.2%
Beauty Salon $43.80$34.6826.3%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.4715.5%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0214.9%
Movie $8.10$9.8717.9%
Bowling $4.15$4.395.5%

Groceries

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.13$4.4814.6%
Fried Chicken $1.60$1.469.3%
Milk $2.44$2.363.5%
Potatoes $2.52$3.0617.7%
Pizza $9.10$9.241.5%
Beer $8.11$8.636.1%

Health Care

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.80$99.7822.0%
Doctor $93.67$105.0310.8%
Dentist $81.75$88.707.8%
Ibuprofen $8.13$9.4113.6%
Lipitor $319.69$298.507.1%

Housing

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
Home Price $163,000.00$181,400.0010.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $725.81$1,081.0332.9%
Apartment Rent $731.00$889.0017.8%

Transportation

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.06$2.091.4%
Tire Balancing $37.95$45.2916.2%

Utilities

ItemLexington-FayetteNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$142.30$170.8016.7%
Phone $21.09$28.2625.4%
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, KY13375-25%
Paris, KY9,29886-14%
Wilmore, KY3,73688-12%
Versailles, KY8,67890-10%
Nicholasville, KY27,86591-9%
Lexington-Fayette, KY296,76693-7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cincinnati, OH297,31488-12%
Stockton, CA292,2621099%
Anchorage, AK291,47012828%
Corpus Christi, TX305,42789-11%
Toledo, OH287,48786-14%
Lexington-Fayette, KY296,76693-7%
Source: The 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 2015.