Shively, KY Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Shively'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 Shively is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Shively, KY?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Shively has an overall cost of living index of 86 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Kentucky, Shively has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Kentucky's index of 89.

The standard of living in Shively ranks as #959 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Kentucky. By definition, that implies Shively ranks as the #5447 most expensive place in the Bluegrass State.

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Shively Cost Of Living Vs. Kentucky

Living Expense Shively Kentucky National Average
Overall 86 89 100
Services 101 100 100
Groceries 95 91 100
Health 102 90 100
Housing 57 70 100
Transportation 102 99 100
Utilities 94 98 100
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Shively, 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 Shively Kentucky United States
Median Home Value $102,300 $135,300 $204,900
Median Rent $686 $741 $1,023
Median Income $39,866 $48,392 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.6x 2.8x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Shively

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Shively
New Albany, IN 36,512 89 1.0x
Georgetown, KY 32,902 92 1.1x
Jeffersontown, KY 28,178 97 1.1x
St. Matthews, KY 18,147 101 1.2x
Lyndon, KY 11,427 97 1.1x
Middletown, KY 7,865 101 1.2x
Louisville, MS 6,298 82 1.0x
Douglass Hills, KY 5,702 104 1.2x

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