Russell 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.
IndexRussellKentuckyNational
Cost of living index8988100
IndexRussellKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9096100
Health care index9795100
Housing index7970100
Transportation index8397100
Utilities index9692100

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  • The cost of living in Russell is 1% higher than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Russell is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Russell is 21% 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$80,357$6,696$1,875$2,411
Renters$18,516$1,543$432$556

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.20$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $33.20$34.684.3%
Toothpaste $1.78$2.4728.0%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $9.31$9.875.7%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$4.485.7%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4620.1%
Milk $1.88$2.3620.2%
Potatoes $2.37$3.0622.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.248.1%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.90$99.7840.0%
Doctor $111.67$105.036.3%
Dentist $94.00$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $7.49$9.4120.4%
Lipitor $267.15$298.5010.5%

Housing

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $156,700.00$175,700.0010.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $493.00$920.0046.4%

Transportation

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $36.75$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.00$170.805.7%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.
Catlettsburg, KY1,87579-21%
South Shore, KY1,33778-22%
Kenova, WV3,15180-20%
Wurtland, KY89479-21%
Coal Grove, OH2,12780-20%
Russell, KY3,27889-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Monmouth Beach, NJ3,27818484%
Gray, GA3,27690-10%
Lake Royale, NC3,2801022%
Cassville, MO3,27583-17%
Annandale, MN3,28198-2%
Russell, KY3,27889-11%
Source: The Russell, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.