Madisonville 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.
IndexMadisonvilleKentuckyNational
Cost of living index8789100
IndexMadisonvilleKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index98100100
Groceries index9191100
Health care index9090100
Housing index5870100
Transportation index10199100
Utilities index11798100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Madisonville, KY is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Madisonville, KY enjoy a cost of living index of 87. This index is 3% lower than the Kentucky average, and 13% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Madisonville, KY, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in Kentucky, and it is 2% lower than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Madisonville is 3% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in Madisonville is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Madisonville is 42% 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$52,729$4,394$1,230$1,582
      Renters$26,973$2,248$629$809
      If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Madisonville, KY, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Madisonville, KY, the median monthly income is $52,729 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,230 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $26,973, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $629 on monthly rental expenses.

      Kentucky Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Kentucky6%6%

      Kentucky Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Kentucky2%6%
      When assessing the complete cost of living in Madisonville, KY, the Kentucky income tax and the Kentucky sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Kentucky maximum surtax is 6%, and the Kentucky sales tax is 6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2% to 6% in Kentucky.

      Goods & Services

      ItemMadisonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.60$17.4917.8%
      Beauty Salon $34.00$38.1710.9%
      Toothpaste $2.02$2.3213.0%
      Shampoo $0.91$1.0110.1%
      Movie $8.72$10.7218.7%
      Bowling $13.00$13.866.2%

      Groceries

      ItemMadisonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.95$3.901.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.29$1.407.6%
      Milk $0.88$1.9655.2%
      Potatoes $2.92$3.188.3%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $8.67$9.236.1%

      Health Care

      ItemMadisonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $116.60$106.349.7%
      Doctor $98.75$115.2514.3%
      Dentist $88.17$98.3810.4%
      Ibuprofen $9.78$9.265.6%
      Lipitor $382.56$466.4718.0%

      Housing

      ItemMadisonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $100,400.00$184,700.0045.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,193.58$1,273.326.3%
      Apartment Rent $626.00$949.0034.0%

      Transportation

      ItemMadisonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.72$2.595.1%
      Tire Balancing $48.00$48.901.8%

      Utilities

      ItemMadisonvilleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$217.34$167.6029.7%
      Phone $181.43$163.4211.0%
      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.

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      Source: The Madisonville, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.