Livingston 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.
IndexLivingstonKentuckyNational
Cost of living index7688100
IndexLivingstonKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index9696100
Health care index9495100
Housing index3270100
Transportation index9597100
Utilities index8092100

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  • The cost of living in Livingston is 13% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Livingston is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Livingston is 68% 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$48,750$4,063$1,137$1,463
Renters$10,500$875$245$315

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemLivingstonNational 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

ItemLivingstonNational 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

ItemLivingstonNational 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

ItemLivingstonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $50,000.00$175,700.0071.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $725.81$1,081.0332.9%
Apartment Rent $358.00$920.0061.1%

Transportation

ItemLivingstonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.06$2.091.4%
Tire Balancing $37.95$45.2916.2%

Utilities

ItemLivingstonNational 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.
McKee, KY97277-23%
Annville, KY76679-21%
Brodhead, KY1,34180-20%
Mount Vernon, KY2,54580-20%
East Bernstadt, KY89180-20%
Livingston, KY13876-24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Bassett, AR13876-24%
Reasnor, IA13877-23%
Melbeta, NE13876-24%
Tuskahoma, OK13881-19%
River Sioux, IA13873-28%
Livingston, KY13876-24%
Source: The Livingston, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.