Kearney, NE Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
90
Kearney's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
24 out of 34
In Nebraska
1,633 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Kearney is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Kearney, NE?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Kearney has an overall cost of living index of 90 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Nebraska, Kearney has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Nebraska's index of 89.

The standard of living in Kearney ranks as #1,633 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Nebraska. By definition, that implies Kearney ranks as the #4,785 most expensive place in the Cornhusker State.

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Kearney Cost Of Living Vs. Nebraska

Living Expense Kearney Nebraska National Average
Overall 90 89 100
Services 97 98 100
Groceries 101 97 100
Health 94 101 100
Housing 82 78 100
Transportation 95 98 100
Utilities 83 91 100
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Kearney Cost of Living Vs. NE

Kearney, NE Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Nebraska, 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.

$188,800
Median Home Value
$793
Median Rent
$60,755
Median Income
Statistic Kearney Nebraska United States
Median Home Value $188,800 $164,000 $229,800
Median Rent $793 $857 $1,096
Median Income $60,755 $63,015 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.1x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Kearney Services Costs Vs. Nebraska

Item Kearney Nebraska
Shampoo $1.06 $1.06
Movie $8.5 $10.68
Bowling $10.0 $14.67

Detailed Kearney Groceries Costs Vs. Nebraska

Item Kearney Nebraska
Ground Beef $3.32 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.78 $1.39
Milk $1.92 $2.05

Detailed Kearney Health Costs Vs. Nebraska

Item Kearney Nebraska
Haircut $12.0 $18.62
Beauty Salon $25.0 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.05 $2.34

Detailed Kearney Transportation Costs Vs. Nebraska

Item Kearney Nebraska
Potatoes $3.33 $3.29
Pizza $10.69 $10.62
Beer $8.6 $9.38
Optometrist $110.0 $108.57
Doctor $126.0 $116.17
Dentist $75.0 $99.13

Detailed Kearney Utilities Costs Vs. Nebraska

Item Kearney Nebraska
Gasoline $2.11 $2.22
Tire Balancing $45.82 $50.07
All Electricity $109.11 $167.67
Phone $192.32 $175.64

Kearney SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Kearney

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Kearney
Mason, OH 33,592 104 1.2x
Hastings, NE 24,878 82 0.9x
Holdrege, NE 5,406 84 0.9x

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