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Cost of Living

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

Overall, Owensboro, Kentucky cost of living is 83.50.

  COST OF LIVINGOwensboro, KentuckyUnited States
  Overall  84100
  Grocery  93.2100
  Health  98100
  Housing  60100
  Utilities  91100
  Transportation  95100
  Miscellaneous  95100


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Economy hasn't changed much
I've lived in Owensboro for much of my life and yes you do have to know someone to get a decent job here. It doesn't matter if you're an outsider or an insider. The... (read more)
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Be Carefull when driving in Owensboro
If you live in Owensboro or move to Owensboro be Carefull when driving in this town. People do not stop for stop signs or traffic signals. If people do stop at the stop... (read more)
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re: LifeLong Resident - 11/22/2010
Funny how Bowling Green, KY is only 60 miles to the South, yet it is easy to make friends, has a booming economy, and has good employment. I didn't think a difference... (read more)
LifeLong Resident
I believe that everyone here having trouble making friends is trying to make friends in the wrong crowd. Owensboro is ran by Old Money. If you are trying to break into... (read more)
re: An "outsiders" perspective - 8/1/2008
I feel your pain. Moved here last summer. Husband is originally from here. We moved here because we were hit so hard with fall of economy-husband and I both artists... (read more)
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