Massac 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.
IndexMassacKentuckyNational
Cost of living index9287100
IndexMassacKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index8989100
Health care index9489100
Housing index8970100
Transportation index8997100
Utilities index9194100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Massac, KY is displayed above. In Massac, KY, the overall cost of living index is 92, which is 5% higher than the Kentucky average and 8% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Massac, KY, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the Kentucky average and 4% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Massac is 5% higher than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Massac is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Massac is 11% 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$73,214$6,101$1,708$2,197
Renters$26,629$2,219$621$799
The affordability of the housing market in Massac, KY as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Massac, KY homeowners, the median income is $73,214. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,708 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $26,629. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $621 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Kentucky2%6%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Massac, KY, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Kentucky, as well as the rate for income tax in Kentucky. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Kentucky is 6%, and the sales tax in the state of Kentucky is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Kentucky starts from 2% and goes up to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemMassacNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.85$15.568.2%
Beauty Salon $32.83$36.119.1%
Toothpaste $1.64$2.4733.8%
Shampoo $0.90$0.967.1%
Movie $9.13$10.139.8%
Bowling $3.43$4.7427.6%

Groceries

ItemMassacNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.87$3.982.8%
Fried Chicken $1.11$1.4121.4%
Milk $1.52$2.0626.5%
Potatoes $2.61$2.9812.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.475.5%
Beer $7.84$8.7910.8%

Health Care

ItemMassacNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $117.91$101.0416.7%
Doctor $90.53$107.4415.7%
Dentist $81.87$90.429.5%
Ibuprofen $8.25$9.2811.1%
Lipitor $445.26$426.504.4%

Housing

ItemMassacNational avg.Difference
Home Price $169,400.00$175,700.003.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $915.34$1,133.2319.2%
Apartment Rent $652.00$920.0029.1%

Transportation

ItemMassacNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.6%
Tire Balancing $36.00$45.7621.3%

Utilities

ItemMassacNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.12$163.812.6%
Phone $21.67$28.3923.7%
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.

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Lowes, KY10494-6%
Lovelaceville, KY23475-25%
Joppa, IL31976-24%
Brookport, IL92477-23%
Kevil, KY34377-23%
Massac, KY4,22392-8%

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West Jefferson, OH4,22389-11%
Slaughterville, OK4,22384-16%
Cutler, CA4,22498-2%
Prescott, WI4,2221011%
Burnham, IL4,22598-2%
Massac, KY4,22392-8%
Source: The Massac, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.