Paola, KS Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Paola's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Paola is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Paola, KS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Paola has an overall cost of living index of 92 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Kansas, Paola has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Kansas's index of 89.

The standard of living in Paola ranks as #2060 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Kansas. By definition, that implies Paola ranks as the #4346 most expensive place in the Sunflower State.

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Paola Cost Of Living Vs. Kansas

Living Expense Paola Kansas National Average
Overall 92 89 100
Services 102 93 100
Groceries 104 93 100
Health 107 99 100
Housing 72 76 100
Transportation 97 95 100
Utilities 98 98 100
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Paola, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Paola Kansas United States
Median Home Value $124,800 $145,400 $204,900
Median Rent $724 $831 $1,023
Median Income $51,270 $57,422 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.4x 2.5x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Paola

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Paola
Olathe, KS 135,986 103 1.1x
Lenexa, KS 53,051 107 1.2x
Leawood, KS 34,570 130 1.4x
Raymore, MO 20,743 102 1.1x
Eudora, KS 6,745 95 1.0x
Parkville, MO 6,524 116 1.3x
Spring Hill, KS 6,315 98 1.1x
Greenwood, MO 6,092 99 1.1x

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