Kensington, CT Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
121
Kensington's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
36 out of 59
In Connecticut
4,865 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Kensington is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Kensington, CT?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Kensington has an overall cost of living index of 121 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Connecticut, Kensington has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Connecticut's index of 124.

The standard of living in Kensington ranks as #4,868 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Connecticut. By definition, that implies Kensington ranks as the #1,539 most expensive place in the Constitution State.

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Kensington Cost Of Living Vs. Connecticut

Living Expense Kensington Connecticut National Average
Overall 121 124 100
Services 121 123 100
Groceries 107 108 100
Health 106 112 100
Housing 132 137 100
Transportation 108 114 100
Utilities 122 129 100
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Kensington Cost of Living Vs. CT

Kensington, CT Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Connecticut, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$260,300
Median Home Value
$1,244
Median Rent
$98,143
Median Income
Statistic Kensington Connecticut United States
Median Home Value $260,300 $275,400 $217,500
Median Rent $1,244 $1,180 $1,062
Median Income $98,143 $78,444 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.7x 3.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Kensington Services Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item Kensington Connecticut
Shampoo $0.99 $1.01
Movie $11.6 $10.72
Bowling $19.0 $13.86

Detailed Kensington Groceries Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item Kensington Connecticut
Ground Beef $3.45 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.67 $1.4
Milk $1.97 $1.96

Detailed Kensington Health Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item Kensington Connecticut
Haircut $28.2 $17.49
Beauty Salon $47.4 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.75 $2.32

Detailed Kensington Transportation Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item Kensington Connecticut
Potatoes $3.51 $3.18
Pizza $9.79 $10.39
Beer $10.19 $9.23
Optometrist $156.2 $106.34
Doctor $115.0 $115.25
Dentist $105.8 $98.38

Detailed Kensington Utilities Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item Kensington Connecticut
Gasoline $2.66 $2.59
Tire Balancing $58.32 $48.9
All Electricity $238.43 $167.6
Phone $174.02 $163.42

Kensington SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
6
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
9
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Kensington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Kensington
New Britain, CT 72,767 108 0.9x
West Hartford, CT 63,063 129 1.1x
Bristol, CT 60,218 111 0.9x
Meriden, CT 59,676 110 0.9x
Middletown, CT 46,511 117 1.0x
Newington, CT 30,234 118 1.0x
Wethersfield, CT 26,171 119 1.0x
North Haven, CT 23,722 131 1.1x
Oakville, CT 8,799 116 1.0x
Glastonbury Center, CT 7,929 125 1.0x

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