Jamestown 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.
IndexJamestownKentuckyNational
Cost of living index8189100
IndexJamestownKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index99100100
Groceries index8891100
Health care index8690100
Housing index4470100
Transportation index9999100
Utilities index10598100
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  • The cost of living in Jamestown is 9% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Jamestown is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Jamestown is 56% lower than the national average.
  • Kentucky general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Kentucky state income tax is 125% higher 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$29,625$2,469$691$889
      Renters$16,379$1,365$382$491

      Kentucky Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Kentucky6%6%

      Kentucky Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Kentucky5%5%

      Goods & Services

      ItemJamestownNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.99$17.498.6%
      Beauty Salon $38.05$38.170.3%
      Toothpaste $3.00$2.3229.2%
      Shampoo $0.85$1.0116.4%
      Movie $11.19$10.724.4%
      Bowling $3.98$13.8671.3%

      Groceries

      ItemJamestownNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.96$3.901.4%
      Fried Chicken $1.01$1.4028.0%
      Milk $1.20$1.9638.8%
      Potatoes $4.03$3.1826.6%
      Pizza $8.31$10.3920.0%
      Beer $8.11$9.2312.1%

      Health Care

      ItemJamestownNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $88.44$106.3416.8%
      Doctor $80.22$115.2530.4%
      Dentist $85.29$98.3813.3%
      Ibuprofen $7.22$9.2622.1%
      Lipitor $409.70$466.4712.2%

      Housing

      ItemJamestownNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $79,200.00$184,700.0057.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,028.38$1,273.3219.2%
      Apartment Rent $456.00$949.0051.9%

      Transportation

      ItemJamestownNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.30$2.5911.3%
      Tire Balancing $43.03$48.9012.0%

      Utilities

      ItemJamestownNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$177.56$167.605.9%
      Phone $29.84$163.4281.7%
      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.
      Russell Springs, KY2,50681-19%
      Monticello, KY6,11675-25%
      Columbia, KY4,84782-18%
      Jamestown, KY1,98981-19%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Earle, AR1,98974-26%
      Fisher, IL1,98987-13%
      Marbury, AL1,98987-13%
      Mooreland, OK1,98985-15%
      Plainview, TN1,99080-20%
      Jamestown, KY1,98981-19%
      Source: The Jamestown, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.