Sparta 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.
IndexSpartaKentuckyNational
Cost of living index8587100
IndexSpartaKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index10097100
Groceries index9289100
Health care index9789100
Housing index5770100
Transportation index10097100
Utilities index9394100

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  • The cost of living in Sparta is 3% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Sparta is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sparta is 43% 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$49,167$4,097$1,147$1,475
Renters$19,250$1,604$449$578

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemSpartaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.84$15.5611.1%
Beauty Salon $31.76$36.1112.0%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.4%
Shampoo $0.79$0.9618.5%
Movie $10.51$10.133.8%
Bowling $4.58$4.743.4%

Groceries

ItemSpartaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.61$3.989.5%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.410.2%
Milk $1.46$2.0629.1%
Potatoes $2.68$2.9810.0%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.4%
Beer $8.18$8.796.9%

Health Care

ItemSpartaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.37$101.0410.6%
Doctor $103.24$107.443.9%
Dentist $87.72$90.423.0%
Ibuprofen $8.33$9.2810.2%
Lipitor $433.67$426.501.7%

Housing

ItemSpartaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $83,000.00$175,700.0052.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $805.19$1,133.2328.9%
Apartment Rent $738.00$920.0019.8%

Transportation

ItemSpartaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$1.992.6%
Tire Balancing $43.48$45.765.0%

Utilities

ItemSpartaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$163.52$163.810.2%
Phone $23.66$28.3916.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Florence, IN12979-21%
Owenton, KY1,72181-19%
Worthville, KY21679-21%
Sanders, KY23584-16%
Vevay, IN1,37985-15%
Sparta, KY23485-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cheshire, OH23483-17%
Rufus, OR23495-5%
Chaseburg, WI23492-8%
Toronto, SD23485-15%
Chickaloon, AK23411616%
Sparta, KY23485-15%
Source: The Sparta, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.