Whitley City 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.
IndexWhitley CityKentuckyNational
Cost of living index7087100
IndexWhitley CityKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index8797100
Groceries index8689100
Health care index9089100
Housing index3070100
Transportation index8297100
Utilities index8894100

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  • The cost of living in Whitley City is 20% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Whitley City is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Whitley City is 70% 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$18,550$1,546$433$557
Renters$8,906$742$208$267

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemWhitley CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.60$15.5612.6%
Beauty Salon $34.47$36.114.5%
Toothpaste $1.60$2.4735.4%
Shampoo $0.80$0.9617.4%
Movie $9.31$10.138.1%
Bowling $4.24$4.7410.5%

Groceries

ItemWhitley CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.03$3.9824.0%
Fried Chicken $0.99$1.4129.9%
Milk $1.77$2.0614.2%
Potatoes $2.67$2.9810.4%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.57$8.792.6%

Health Care

ItemWhitley CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.60$101.0414.3%
Doctor $89.40$107.4416.8%
Dentist $80.67$90.4210.8%
Ibuprofen $8.03$9.2813.4%
Lipitor $442.65$426.503.8%

Housing

ItemWhitley CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $51,900.00$175,700.0070.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $889.49$1,133.2321.5%
Apartment Rent $296.00$920.0067.8%

Transportation

ItemWhitley CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$1.999.8%
Tire Balancing $28.72$45.7637.2%

Utilities

ItemWhitley CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$142.53$163.8113.0%
Phone $25.23$28.3911.1%
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.
Pine Knot, KY1,77274-26%
Oneida, TN3,73474-26%
Winfield, TN78976-24%
Stearns, KY1,39577-23%
Whitley City, KY1,17270-30%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Coarsegold, CA1,1721044%
Cedar Bluff, VA1,17287-13%
Dunlap, IA1,17279-21%
Lake View, IA1,17282-18%
Parachute, CO1,17297-3%
Whitley City, KY1,17270-30%
Source: The Whitley City, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.