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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Louisville, Kentucky is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Louisville, Kentucky is more expensive.

Overall, Louisville, Kentucky cost of living is 90.50.

  COST OF LIVINGLouisville, KentuckyUnited States
  Overall  91100
  Grocery  91.9100
  Health  96100
  Housing  87100
  Utilities  85100
  Transportation  93100
  Miscellaneous  92100
re: Do not move to Louisville!!! - 9/22/2008
It is June, 2015 and I moved here 10 months ago. I want to leave so badly. If I had enough money I would leave this minute or you know as soon as I could clean out and... (read more)
re: Do not move to Louisville!!! - 9/22/2008
We moved here early July last year and we don't like it either. I been depressed and miserable. We did call the police a couple times and they did respond pretty quickly... (read more)
The absolute worse roads system in the south
The roads here in Louisville is modeled after the 70' roads system. Poorly maintained and abandoned. The interstates are getting a little facelift with the new bridge,... (read more)
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Louisville is the worst!
I moved here 5 years ago and I hate it. People here are stupid, rude, pathetic losers. I can't believe how bad it is. They would rather kill each other than learn how to... (read more)
Louisville is Great: If You Have Never Left
These comments got me thrown off of City Data forever. In my naiveté, I thought differences of opinion were tolerated and even appreciated on these types of sites. I... (read more)
Not For Me
The Louisville area is the most urbane and cultured in Kentucky. That is where any sense of urbanity ends. It is representative of the artistic and intellectual... (read more)
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