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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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.