Manhattan, KS Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
94
Manhattan's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
41 out of 62
In Kansas
2,370 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Manhattan is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Manhattan, KS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Manhattan has an overall cost of living index of 94 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Kansas, Manhattan has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Kansas's index of 89.

The standard of living in Manhattan ranks as #2,371 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Kansas. By definition, that implies Manhattan ranks as the #4,035 most expensive place in the Sunflower State.

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Manhattan Cost Of Living Vs. Kansas

Living Expense Manhattan Kansas National Average
Overall 94 89 100
Services 89 93 100
Groceries 94 93 100
Health 94 99 100
Housing 100 76 100
Transportation 89 95 100
Utilities 101 98 100
For more reading on cost of living around Kansas, check out:
Manhattan Cost of Living Vs. KS

Manhattan, KS Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Kansas, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$209,700
Median Home Value
$910
Median Rent
$50,537
Median Income
Statistic Manhattan Kansas United States
Median Home Value $209,700 $151,900 $217,500
Median Rent $910 $850 $1,062
Median Income $50,537 $59,597 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.1x 2.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Manhattan Services Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Manhattan Kansas
Shampoo $0.86 $1.01
Movie $10.99 $10.72
Bowling $12.0 $13.86

Detailed Manhattan Groceries Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Manhattan Kansas
Ground Beef $3.49 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.49 $1.4
Milk $1.69 $1.96

Detailed Manhattan Health Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Manhattan Kansas
Haircut $15.38 $17.49
Beauty Salon $31.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.02 $2.32

Detailed Manhattan Transportation Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Manhattan Kansas
Potatoes $2.99 $3.18
Pizza $9.5 $10.39
Beer $8.33 $9.23
Optometrist $157.5 $106.34
Doctor $90.0 $115.25
Dentist $87.5 $98.38

Detailed Manhattan Utilities Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Manhattan Kansas
Gasoline $2.49 $2.59
Tire Balancing $38.6 $48.9
All Electricity $165.78 $167.6
Phone $188.03 $163.42

Manhattan SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
10

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Manhattan

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Manhattan
Topeka, KS 126,397 83 0.9x
Fort Riley, KS 6,368 100 1.1x
Abilene, KS 6,362 84 0.9x

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