Bowling Green, KY Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Bowling Green's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
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 #1887 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Kentucky. By definition, that implies Bowling Green ranks as the #4520 most expensive place in the Bluegrass State.

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, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Bowling Green Kentucky United States
Median Home Value $153,600 $135,300 $204,900
Median Rent $756 $741 $1,023
Median Income $41,516 $48,392 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.7x 2.8x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bowling Green

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bowling Green
Hendersonville, TN 56,421 101 1.1x
Gallatin, TN 36,139 94 1.0x
Central, LA 28,577 100 1.1x
Goodlettsville, TN 16,900 96 1.1x
Portland, TN 12,539 90 1.0x
White House, TN 11,513 95 1.0x
Walnut Grove, WA 9,907 118 1.3x
Franklin, KY 8,762 85 0.9x
Greenbrier, TN 6,770 90 1.0x
Millersville, TN 6,570 92 1.0x

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