Louisville 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.
IndexLouisvilleKentuckyNational
Cost of living index9287100
IndexLouisvilleKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index10295100
Groceries index9696100
Health care index9095100
Housing index7768100
Transportation index10597100
Utilities index8892100

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  • The cost of living in Louisville is 6% higher than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Louisville is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Louisville is 23% 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 Louisville, 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

ItemLouisvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.80$14.5912.3%
Beauty Salon $35.33$34.681.9%
Toothpaste $2.31$2.476.6%
Shampoo $0.93$1.029.0%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemLouisvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.97$4.4811.3%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.4612.6%
Milk $2.01$2.3614.7%
Potatoes $3.01$3.061.7%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $8.85$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemLouisvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.50$99.7817.3%
Doctor $88.50$105.0315.7%
Dentist $88.40$88.700.3%
Ibuprofen $8.91$9.415.3%
Lipitor $246.60$298.5017.4%

Housing

ItemLouisvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $139,400.00$181,400.0023.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $835.10$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $682.00$889.0023.3%

Transportation

ItemLouisvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.095.9%
Tire Balancing $46.40$45.292.5%

Utilities

ItemLouisvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$126.60$170.8025.9%
Phone $30.22$28.266.9%
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.
West Buechel, KY1,20685-15%
Brooks, KY3,06586-14%
Elizabeth, IN16387-13%
Charlestown, IN7,60788-12%
Shively, KY15,28288-12%
Louisville, KY597,23192-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Milwaukee, WI594,32893-7%
Denver, CO604,3561077%
Washington, DC605,75913636%
Nashville, TN605,85997-3%
Las Vegas, NV587,6991077%
Louisville, KY597,23192-8%
Source: The Louisville, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.