La Center 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.
IndexLa CenterKentuckyNational
Cost of living index8789100
IndexLa CenterKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index99100100
Groceries index10090100
Health care index9293100
Housing index5770100
Transportation index9599100
Utilities index10996100

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  • The cost of living in La Center is 2% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in La Center is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in La Center 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$36,500$3,042$852$1,095
Renters$18,750$1,563$437$563

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemLa CenterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.79$16.098.0%
Beauty Salon $33.62$37.339.9%
Toothpaste $2.14$2.4512.5%
Shampoo $0.86$1.0013.8%
Movie $10.65$10.283.6%
Bowling $3.18$4.9335.6%

Groceries

ItemLa CenterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.95$3.8030.1%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.405.3%
Milk $1.83$2.018.9%
Potatoes $3.57$3.0118.6%
Pizza $9.94$9.890.5%
Beer $9.04$8.901.6%

Health Care

ItemLa CenterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $58.06$102.1643.2%
Doctor $97.56$108.3610.0%
Dentist $94.01$92.531.6%
Ibuprofen $8.33$9.2810.2%
Lipitor $366.52$425.8213.9%

Housing

ItemLa CenterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $101,400.00$184,700.0045.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $945.44$1,202.4421.4%
Apartment Rent $594.00$949.0037.4%

Transportation

ItemLa CenterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.2412.0%
Tire Balancing $51.29$46.2910.8%

Utilities

ItemLa CenterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$175.68$165.965.9%
Phone $32.45$28.6813.1%
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.
Blandville, KY5199-1%
Lowes, KY761000%
Lovelaceville, KY1511000%
Wilson City, MO6873-27%
Pulaski, IL20671-29%
La Center, KY1,05487-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Boise City, OK1,05474-26%
Woodstock, VT1,05413535%
Bourne, MA1,05414343%
Ore City, TX1,05481-19%
Sycamore, OH1,05489-11%
La Center, KY1,05487-13%
Source: The La Center, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.