Cost of Living Comparison Between Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY 

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Consumer Prices in Louisville, KY are 8.8% lower than in Nashville, TN (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Louisville, KY are 15.5% lower than in Nashville, TN
Rent Prices in Louisville, KY are 26.3% lower than in Nashville, TN
Restaurant Prices in Louisville, KY are 1.7% lower than in Nashville, TN
Groceries Prices in Louisville, KY are 11.3% lower than in Nashville, TN
Local Purchasing Power in Louisville, KY is 13.6% higher than in Nashville, TN
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Restaurants
Nashville, TN Edit Louisville, KY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.25 $ 20.00 $      +9.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 75.00 $      -6.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.50 $ 10.00 $      -4.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.62 $ 5.00 $      -24.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 $ 7.00 $      -17.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.22 $ 5.17 $      -1.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 $ 2.21 $      -12.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.47 $ 2.01 $      -18.6 %
Markets
Nashville, TN Edit Louisville, KY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.28 $ 2.16 $      -49.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.56 $ 2.46 $      -30.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.36 $ 1.79 $      -24.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.82 $ 2.86 $      +1.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.52 $ 6.00 $      -8.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.64 $ 5.96 $      -10.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.62 $ 6.81 $      -10.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.58 $ 2.37 $      -7.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.74 $      -21.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.29 $ 1.85 $      -19.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.41 $ 2.63 $      +9.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.35 $ 1.33 $      -1.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.46 $ 1.42 $      -3.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.48 $ 1.79 $      -27.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.24 $ 1.80 $      -19.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.50 $ 13.75 $      -11.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $ 2.08 $      +12.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.47 $ 2.90 $      -35.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 8.50 $      +6.2 %
Transportation
Nashville, TN Edit Louisville, KY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $ 1.75 $      -22.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $ 57.50 $      -17.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 2.75 $      -45.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.25 $      -10.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 $ 30.00 $      +42.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.27 $ 3.33 $      +1.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 35,699.74 $      +19.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,347.89 $ 31,031.46 $      +17.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Nashville, TN Edit Louisville, KY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 178.95 $ 227.98 $      +27.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 70.00 $ 55.29 $      -21.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.11 $ 61.15 $      -20.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Nashville, TN Edit Louisville, KY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.50 $ 38.25 $      -10.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.00 $ 10.00 $      -71.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.25 $ 13.09 $      -14.2 %
Childcare
Nashville, TN Edit Louisville, KY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,341.25 $ 1,250.00 $      -6.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,500.00 $ 13,500.00 $      -34.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Nashville, TN Edit Louisville, KY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.27 $ 57.33 $      +3.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.12 $ 43.33 $      -11.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.36 $ 93.33 $      -3.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 129.50 $ 100.25 $      -22.6 %
Rent Per Month
Nashville, TN Edit Louisville, KY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,085.71 $ 1,477.67 $      -29.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,632.19 $ 1,190.71 $      -27.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,767.65 $ 2,600.00 $      -31.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,581.94 $ 2,150.00 $      -16.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Nashville, TN Edit Louisville, KY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 334.28 $ 320.00 $      -4.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 300.00 $ 286.67 $      -4.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Nashville, TN Edit Louisville, KY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,632.36 $ 4,450.49 $      -3.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.55 6.59      +0.6 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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