Simpsonville 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.
IndexSimpsonvilleKentuckyNational
Cost of living index9387100
IndexSimpsonvilleKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index8589100
Health care index8989100
Housing index9270100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index9094100

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  • The cost of living in Simpsonville is 6% higher than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Simpsonville is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Simpsonville is 8% 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$69,911$5,826$1,631$2,098
Renters$34,357$2,863$802$1,031

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemSimpsonvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.10$15.5615.8%
Beauty Salon $36.00$36.110.3%
Toothpaste $2.20$2.4710.9%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.6%
Movie $9.25$10.138.7%
Bowling $4.13$4.7412.7%

Groceries

ItemSimpsonvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.12$3.983.5%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.416.9%
Milk $2.20$2.066.4%
Potatoes $2.76$2.987.4%
Pizza $10.00$9.475.6%
Beer $8.74$8.790.6%

Health Care

ItemSimpsonvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.23$101.0416.6%
Doctor $90.58$107.4415.7%
Dentist $89.57$90.420.9%
Ibuprofen $8.72$9.286.0%
Lipitor $327.64$426.5023.2%

Housing

ItemSimpsonvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $156,900.00$175,700.0010.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $846.28$1,133.2325.3%
Apartment Rent $911.00$920.001.0%

Transportation

ItemSimpsonvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$1.992.7%
Tire Balancing $45.87$45.760.2%

Utilities

ItemSimpsonvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.25$163.8121.7%
Phone $30.22$28.396.5%
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.
Taylorsville, KY81682-18%
Smithfield, KY6683-17%
Eminence, KY2,50583-17%
Pleasureville, KY91884-16%
New Castle, KY1,11785-15%
Simpsonville, KY2,58193-7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tool, TX2,58193-7%
Perryman, MD2,5811099%
Sylva, NC2,58193-7%
Cecil-Bishop, PA2,58195-5%
El Paso, IL2,58290-10%
Simpsonville, KY2,58193-7%
Source: The Simpsonville, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.