South Carrollton 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.
IndexSouth CarrolltonKentuckyNational
Cost of living index8689100
IndexSouth CarrolltonKentuckyNational
Goods & Services index99100100
Groceries index8890100
Health care index8693100
Housing index6170100
Transportation index9999100
Utilities index10596100

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  • The cost of living in South Carrollton is 3% lower than the Kentucky average.
  • The cost of living in South Carrollton is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Carrollton is 39% 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$30,000$2,500$700$900
Renters$31,250$2,604$729$938

Kentucky Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kentucky6%6%

Kentucky Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemSouth CarrolltonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.99$16.090.6%
Beauty Salon $38.05$37.331.9%
Toothpaste $3.00$2.4522.6%
Shampoo $0.85$1.0015.4%
Movie $11.19$10.288.9%
Bowling $3.98$4.9319.2%

Groceries

ItemSouth CarrolltonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.96$3.804.0%
Fried Chicken $1.01$1.4028.0%
Milk $1.20$2.0140.2%
Potatoes $4.03$3.0133.8%
Pizza $8.31$9.8915.9%
Beer $8.11$8.908.9%

Health Care

ItemSouth CarrolltonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.44$102.1613.4%
Doctor $80.22$108.3626.0%
Dentist $85.29$92.537.8%
Ibuprofen $7.22$9.2822.2%
Lipitor $409.70$425.823.8%

Housing

ItemSouth CarrolltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,500.00$184,700.0039.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,028.38$1,202.4414.5%
Apartment Rent $575.00$949.0039.4%

Transportation

ItemSouth CarrolltonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.242.5%
Tire Balancing $43.03$46.297.0%

Utilities

ItemSouth CarrolltonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.56$165.967.0%
Phone $29.84$28.684.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cleaton, KY10597-3%
Rockport, KY24178-22%
McHenry, KY34679-21%
Centertown, KY44279-21%
Island, KY40478-22%
South Carrollton, KY13986-14%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Edmonson, TX13981-19%
Summit, OR13912929%
Manitou, KY13984-16%
Edinburg, MO13995-5%
Weston, IA13987-13%
South Carrollton, KY13986-14%
Source: The South Carrollton, KY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.