Bowling Green, KY Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
91
Bowling Green's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
46 out of 84
In Kentucky
1,886 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 Bowling Green is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bowling Green, KY?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bowling Green has an overall cost of living index of 91 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Kentucky, Bowling Green has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Kentucky's index of 89.

The standard of living in Bowling Green ranks as #1,887 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Kentucky. By definition, that implies Bowling Green ranks as the #4,520 most expensive place in the Bluegrass State.

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Bowling Green Cost Of Living Vs. Kentucky

Living Expense Bowling Green Kentucky National Average
Overall 91 89 100
Services 99 100 100
Groceries 88 91 100
Health 86 90 100
Housing 76 70 100
Transportation 99 99 100
Utilities 105 98 100
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Bowling Green Cost of Living Vs. KY

Bowling Green, KY Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Kentucky, 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.

$161,000
Median Home Value
$778
Median Rent
$42,216
Median Income
Statistic Bowling Green Kentucky United States
Median Home Value $161,000 $141,000 $217,500
Median Rent $778 $763 $1,062
Median Income $42,216 $50,589 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.8x 2.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Bowling Green Services Costs Vs. Kentucky

Item Bowling Green Kentucky
Shampoo $0.85 $1.01
Movie $11.19 $10.72
Bowling $3.98 $13.86

Detailed Bowling Green Groceries Costs Vs. Kentucky

Item Bowling Green Kentucky
Ground Beef $3.96 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.01 $1.4
Milk $1.2 $1.96

Detailed Bowling Green Health Costs Vs. Kentucky

Item Bowling Green Kentucky
Haircut $15.99 $17.49
Beauty Salon $38.05 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.0 $2.32

Detailed Bowling Green Transportation Costs Vs. Kentucky

Item Bowling Green Kentucky
Potatoes $4.03 $3.18
Pizza $8.31 $10.39
Beer $8.11 $9.23
Optometrist $88.44 $106.34
Doctor $80.22 $115.25
Dentist $85.29 $98.38

Detailed Bowling Green Utilities Costs Vs. Kentucky

Item Bowling Green Kentucky
Gasoline $2.3 $2.59
Tire Balancing $43.03 $48.9
All Electricity $177.56 $167.6
Phone $29.84 $163.42

Bowling Green SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bowling Green

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bowling Green
Hendersonville, TN 57,083 101 1.1x
Gallatin, TN 38,156 94 1.0x
Central, LA 29,107 100 1.1x
Goodlettsville, TN 16,870 96 1.1x
Portland, TN 12,729 90 1.0x
White House, TN 11,843 95 1.0x
Walnut Grove, WA 9,907 118 1.3x
Franklin, KY 8,835 85 0.9x
Greenbrier, TN 6,818 90 1.0x
Millersville, TN 6,350 92 1.0x

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