Wichita, KS Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Wichita'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 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 #1706 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Kansas. By definition, that implies Wichita ranks as the #4700 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
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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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Wichita Kansas United States
Median Home Value $128,600 $145,400 $204,900
Median Rent $789 $831 $1,023
Median Income $50,867 $57,422 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.5x 2.5x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Wichita

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Wichita
Derby, KS 23,768 96 1.1x
Andover, KS 12,862 100 1.1x
Haysville, KS 11,298 89 1.0x
Bel Aire, KS 7,671 95 1.1x
Valley Center, KS 6,747 93 1.0x
Mulvane, KS 5,719 91 1.0x

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