Topeka, KS Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
83
Topeka's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
12 out of 62
In Kansas
522 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 Topeka is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Topeka, KS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Topeka has an overall cost of living index of 83 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Kansas, Topeka has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Kansas's index of 89.

The standard of living in Topeka ranks as #522 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Kansas. By definition, that implies Topeka ranks as the #5,884 most expensive place in the Sunflower State.

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Topeka Cost Of Living Vs. Kansas

Living Expense Topeka Kansas National Average
Overall 83 89 100
Services 89 93 100
Groceries 94 93 100
Health 95 99 100
Housing 61 76 100
Transportation 100 95 100
Utilities 96 98 100
For more reading on cost of living around Kansas, check out:
Topeka Cost of Living Vs. KS

Topeka, 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.

$103,200
Median Home Value
$816
Median Rent
$47,999
Median Income
Statistic Topeka Kansas United States
Median Home Value $103,200 $151,900 $217,500
Median Rent $816 $850 $1,062
Median Income $47,999 $59,597 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Topeka Services Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Topeka Kansas
Shampoo $0.94 $1.01
Movie $9.8 $10.72
Bowling $13.8 $13.86

Detailed Topeka Groceries Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Topeka Kansas
Ground Beef $3.36 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.8 $1.4
Milk $1.35 $1.96

Detailed Topeka Health Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Topeka Kansas
Haircut $16.63 $17.49
Beauty Salon $28.59 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.14 $2.32

Detailed Topeka Transportation Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Topeka Kansas
Potatoes $2.62 $3.18
Pizza $8.13 $10.39
Beer $8.19 $9.23
Optometrist $122.5 $106.34
Doctor $99.88 $115.25
Dentist $95.13 $98.38

Detailed Topeka Utilities Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Topeka Kansas
Gasoline $2.49 $2.59
Tire Balancing $52.9 $48.9
All Electricity $151.66 $167.6
Phone $188.33 $163.42

Topeka SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Topeka

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Topeka
Olathe, KS 137,618 103 1.2x
Lawrence, KS 96,369 93 1.1x
Shawnee, KS 65,540 102 1.2x
Manhattan, KS 55,290 94 1.1x
Lenexa, KS 54,011 107 1.3x
Gardner, KS 21,528 99 1.2x
Lansing, KS 11,900 100 1.2x
Eudora, KS 6,602 95 1.1x
De Soto, KS 6,254 100 1.2x
Basehor, KS 5,951 103 1.2x

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