Valley Center, KS Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Valley Center'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 Valley Center is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Valley Center, KS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Valley Center has an overall cost of living index of 93 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Valley Center ranks as #2224 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Kansas. By definition, that implies Valley Center ranks as the #4182 most expensive place in the Sunflower State.

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Valley Center Cost Of Living Vs. Kansas

Living Expense Valley Center Kansas National Average
Overall 93 89 100
Services 103 93 100
Groceries 94 93 100
Health 96 99 100
Housing 77 76 100
Transportation 97 95 100
Utilities 98 98 100
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Valley Center Cost of Living Vs. KS

Valley Center, 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 Valley Center Kansas United States
Median Home Value $139,300 $145,400 $204,900
Median Rent $923 $831 $1,023
Median Income $70,962 $57,422 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.0x 2.5x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Valley Center

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Valley Center
Wichita, KS 389,563 90 1.0x
Derby, KS 23,768 96 1.0x
Newton, KS 18,923 88 0.9x
Andover, KS 12,862 100 1.1x
Haysville, KS 11,298 89 1.0x
Bel Aire, KS 7,671 95 1.0x

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