• Cost of Living

  • One of the benefits offered by the Greater Louisville area is the very attractive cost of living. From housing to utilities and transportation to health care, Louisville is a place where maintaining your quality of life is affordable and easy.

    According to The Council For Community and Economic Research (C2ER), Louisville is a less expensive place to live and work than comparable communities. Considering its big city amenities and small town hospitality at an affordable price Louisville is a place where the advantages really add up.

    The ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels in participating areas. The average for all participating places is 100 and the index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.
     
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     Cost of Living   US Average = 100

     MSA

    Overall

    Grocery

    Housing

    Utilities

    Trans.

    Health Care

    Misc.

     Louisville

    89.9       

    87.8  

    77.6  

    92.0  

    99.5  

    89.2  

    97.4  

     Atlanta

    97.6

    101.6

    84.9

    104.8

    101.1

    110.2

    101.7

     Austin

    96.3

    86.6

    94.0

    101.3

    99.8

    100.5

    98.9

     Baltimore

    115.4

    111.4

    140.5

    109.2

    100.3

    90.1

    105.2

     Boston

    146.4

    107.9

    203.2

    150.2

    113.3

    132.7

    125.3

     Charlotte

    95.9

    96.8

    85.9

    91.1

    95.6

    103.7

    104.5

     Chicago

    117.6

    103.5

    140.9

    87.1

    133.0

    103.3

    109.7

     Columbus

    89.3

    97.0

    74.5

    85.7

    92.4

    93.7

    98.2

     Dallas

    103.2

    110.3

    96.4

    98.9

    100.7

    108.3

    107.7

     Denver

    112.6

    110.4

    134.3

    94.7

    104.1

    107.8

    104.2

     Greenville

    91.6

    97.0

    75.7

    106.8

    89.5

    104.5

    97.2

     Indianapolis

    91.5

    92.9

    81.7

    93.9

    86.5

    98.1

    99.5

     Los Angeles

    143.6

    112.9

    225.2

    106.7

    130.6

    110.0

    106.8

     Memphis

    82.8

    90.2

    66.8

    92.8

    95.5

    90.0

    85.0

     Nashville

    95.1

    94.3

    87.6

    86.7

    104.3

    83.3

    102.9

     New York

    232.0

    127.4

    482.3

    123.1

    122.5

    114.7

    147.6

     Pittsburgh

    95.7

    97.7

    90.9

    108.0

    112.0

    94.2

    89.8

     Portland

    128.2

    117.2

    175.1

    80.9

    109.0

    108.3

    116.6

     St. Louis

    89.7

    102.2

    69.5

    110.7

    94.9

    97.5

    92.4

     Washington, DC

    151.6

    114.3

    243.7

    121.8

    97.9

    100.1

    122.5

     

    Source:  C2ER, ACCRA, Third Quarter 2016

      


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