Olathe, KS Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
103
Olathe's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
57 out of 62
In Kansas
3,523 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 Olathe is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Olathe, KS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Olathe has an overall cost of living index of 103 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Kansas, Olathe has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Kansas's index of 89.

The standard of living in Olathe ranks as #3,524 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Kansas. By definition, that implies Olathe ranks as the #2,882 most expensive place in the Sunflower State.

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Olathe Cost Of Living Vs. Kansas

Living Expense Olathe Kansas National Average
Overall 103 89 100
Services 102 93 100
Groceries 104 93 100
Health 107 99 100
Housing 105 76 100
Transportation 97 95 100
Utilities 98 98 100
For more reading on cost of living around Kansas, check out:
Olathe Cost of Living Vs. KS

Olathe, 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.

$238,100
Median Home Value
$1,019
Median Rent
$90,435
Median Income
Statistic Olathe Kansas United States
Median Home Value $238,100 $151,900 $217,500
Median Rent $1,019 $850 $1,062
Median Income $90,435 $59,597 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.6x 2.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Olathe Services Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Olathe Kansas
Shampoo $1.04 $1.01
Movie $10.36 $10.72
Bowling $17.4 $13.86

Detailed Olathe Groceries Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Olathe Kansas
Ground Beef $4.69 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.78 $1.4
Milk $2.08 $1.96

Detailed Olathe Health Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Olathe Kansas
Haircut $18.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $35.5 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.95 $2.32

Detailed Olathe Transportation Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Olathe Kansas
Potatoes $3.06 $3.18
Pizza $9.79 $10.39
Beer $8.42 $9.23
Optometrist $106.33 $106.34
Doctor $136.48 $115.25
Dentist $103.0 $98.38

Detailed Olathe Utilities Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Olathe Kansas
Gasoline $2.55 $2.59
Tire Balancing $47.9 $48.9
All Electricity $156.97 $167.6
Phone $186.87 $163.42

Olathe SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Olathe

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Olathe
Overland Park, KS 191,011 108 1.0x
Shawnee, KS 65,540 102 1.0x
Lenexa, KS 54,011 107 1.0x
Leawood, KS 34,670 130 1.3x
Gardner, KS 21,528 99 1.0x
Merriam, KS 11,185 96 0.9x
Spring Hill, KS 6,626 98 1.0x
Eudora, KS 6,602 95 0.9x
De Soto, KS 6,254 100 1.0x
Basehor, KS 5,951 103 1.0x

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