Versailles 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.
IndexVersaillesKentuckyNational
Cost of living index8988100
IndexVersaillesKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index9696100
Health care index9495100
Housing index7270100
Transportation index9597100
Utilities index8092100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Versailles, KY cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Kentucky and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Versailles, KY is 89, which is 1% higher than the Kentucky average and 11% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Versailles, KY are 6% higher than the average for Kentucky and 1% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Versailles is 1% higher than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Versailles is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Versailles is 28% 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$61,378$5,115$1,432$1,842
Renters$26,774$2,231$625$803
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Versailles, KY, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Versailles, KY homeowners have a median income of $61,378. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,432 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $26,774, which means there is a maximum of $625 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Kentucky2%6%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Versailles, KY you will want to make sure you consider both the Kentucky sales tax and the Kentucky income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Kentucky is 6%, with the highest surtax being 6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Kentucky have a range from 2% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemVersaillesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.20$14.594.2%
Beauty Salon $43.80$34.6826.3%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.4715.5%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0214.9%
Movie $8.10$9.8717.9%
Bowling $4.15$4.395.5%

Groceries

ItemVersaillesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.13$4.4814.6%
Fried Chicken $1.60$1.469.3%
Milk $2.44$2.363.5%
Potatoes $2.52$3.0617.7%
Pizza $9.10$9.241.5%
Beer $8.11$8.636.1%

Health Care

ItemVersaillesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.80$99.7822.0%
Doctor $93.67$105.0310.8%
Dentist $81.75$88.707.8%
Ibuprofen $8.13$9.4113.6%
Lipitor $319.69$298.507.1%

Housing

ItemVersaillesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $127,500.00$175,700.0027.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $725.81$1,081.0332.9%
Apartment Rent $656.00$920.0028.7%

Transportation

ItemVersaillesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.06$2.091.4%
Tire Balancing $37.95$45.2916.2%

Utilities

ItemVersaillesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$142.30$170.8016.7%
Phone $21.09$28.2625.4%
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.
High Bridge, KY14682-18%
Salvisa, KY66984-16%
Lawrenceburg, KY11,01488-12%
Frankfort, KY27,38989-11%
Wilmore, KY5,99590-10%
Versailles, KY8,90889-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Glenshaw, PA8,90897-3%
Middletown, PA8,90993-7%
Good Hope, CA8,9111033%
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI8,91112828%
College Place, WA8,90591-9%
Versailles, KY8,90889-11%
Source: The Versailles, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.