Kearney, NE Cost of Living


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Kearney cost of living score
88.1
Less expensive
11.9% lower
than the US average
0.3% higher
than the Nebraska average
Kearney, Nebraska gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 88.1, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 11.9% lower than the U.S. average and 0.3% lower than the average for Nebraska.

Kearney, NE

Housing costs in Kearney?
A typical home costs $259,200, which is 23.3% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 13.6% more expensive than the average Nebraska home, at $228,100. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Kearney costs $840 per month, which is 41.3% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 15.5% cheaper than the state average of $970.

Can I afford Kearney?
To live comfortably in Kearney, Nebraska, a minimum annual income of $49,680 for a family, and $25,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Kearney?
Kearney, NE is known for its affordability when it comes to cost of living. The city’s cost of living index is only 94.3, which is well below the national average of 100. This means that overall expenses such as housing, groceries, utilities, transportation and health care are all much more affordable in this city than in other parts of the country. Furthermore, due to its low population density, there are numerous great deals on rent and real estate that make Kearney an attractive option for anyone looking to save money while still having access to a comfortable lifestyle.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesKearneyNebraskaUnited States
  88.187.8100.0
  99.194.9100
  147.9131.3100.0
  81.270.3100.0
  $259,200$228,100$338,100
  90.4%95.0%100.0%
  58.976.1100.0
  136.2114.3100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 13 years ago

Kearney is a wonderful community. It has grown exponentially in the last 15 years and continues to make smart decisions in its development. Check out the YouTube video  More

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Over 16 years ago

Pros: 1. Very low crime rate 2. Low cost of housing 3. Quiet, peaceful community Cons: 1. Poor school system 2. Taxes in Nebraska are extremely high due to the  More

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Over 17 years ago

Unemployment is pretty much not existent. I am in the IT industry. If you have skills you can get a job today. If you have IT skills and you are interested in Kearney  More

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