Wichita, KS Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
90
Wichita's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
32 out of 62
In Kansas
1,705 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 Wichita is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Wichita, KS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Wichita has an overall cost of living index of 90 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Wichita ranks as #1,706 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Kansas. By definition, that implies Wichita ranks as the #4,700 most expensive place in the Sunflower State.

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Wichita Cost Of Living Vs. Kansas

Living Expense Wichita Kansas National Average
Overall 90 89 100
Services 103 93 100
Groceries 94 93 100
Health 96 99 100
Housing 69 76 100
Transportation 97 95 100
Utilities 98 98 100
For more reading on cost of living around Kansas, check out:
Wichita Cost of Living Vs. KS

Wichita, 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.

$133,400
Median Home Value
$809
Median Rent
$52,620
Median Income
Statistic Wichita Kansas United States
Median Home Value $133,400 $151,900 $217,500
Median Rent $809 $850 $1,062
Median Income $52,620 $59,597 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.5x 2.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.17x 0.2x

Detailed Wichita Services Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Wichita Kansas
Shampoo $0.89 $1.01
Movie $9.38 $10.72
Bowling $12.8 $13.86

Detailed Wichita Groceries Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Wichita Kansas
Ground Beef $3.68 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.31 $1.4
Milk $1.53 $1.96

Detailed Wichita Health Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Wichita Kansas
Haircut $17.8 $17.49
Beauty Salon $41.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.83 $2.32

Detailed Wichita Transportation Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Wichita Kansas
Potatoes $2.89 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $8.79 $9.23
Optometrist $159.8 $106.34
Doctor $105.05 $115.25
Dentist $86.6 $98.38

Detailed Wichita Utilities Costs Vs. Kansas

Item Wichita Kansas
Gasoline $2.45 $2.59
Tire Balancing $50.63 $48.9
All Electricity $157.5 $167.6
Phone $186.0 $163.42

Wichita SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Wichita

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Wichita
Derby, KS 24,067 96 1.1x
Andover, KS 13,062 100 1.1x
Haysville, KS 11,132 89 1.0x
Bel Aire, KS 7,858 95 1.1x
Valley Center, KS 7,176 93 1.0x
Mulvane, KS 6,045 91 1.0x

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