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Kentucky Cost of Living (KY)

The cost of living in Kentucky (KY) is lower than the nationwide average. The average yearly pay in Kentucky is $40,793.00, which is lower than the U.S. average annual salary by $9,015.00. The consumer price index (CPI) of 217 in Kentucky is 6.87% lower than the U.S. city average CPI of 233. The sales tax is 6.00%.

The CPI calculation is based on a statistical model that takes into account some of the major personal consumption categories such as healthcare, transportation, housing, education and food, in addition to the average Kentucky annual salary, sales tax rates and the regional consumer price index.


Kentucky Consumer Price Index (CPI):
CPI
Kentucky
217
U.S. City Average
233
Average Annual Pay:
U.S. Dollars
Kentucky
$40,793
U.S. City Average
$49,808
Consumption Categories in Kentucky versus National Average:
Category Percentage Versus National Average
Education 4.29%
0%
14.61%
Healthcare -3.22%
10.96%
0%
Groceries -8.88%
30.23%
0%
Rent -22.93%
78.07%
0%
Mortgage -26.70%
90.91%
0%
Electricity 7.44%
0%
25.33%
Gasoline 0.31%
0%
1.06%



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