Alta Vista cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexAlta VistaKansasNational
Cost of living index7890100
IndexAlta VistaKansasNational
Goods & Services index9399100
Groceries index9093100
Health care index9796100
Housing index4776100
Transportation index8689100
Utilities index8798100

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  • The cost of living in Alta Vista is 14% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Alta Vista is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Alta Vista is 53% lower than the national average.
  • Kansas general sales tax is 21% higher than the national average.
  • Kansas state income tax is 21% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$46,786$3,899$1,092$1,404
Renters$28,750$2,396$671$863

Kansas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kansas6.15%9.65%

Kansas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Kansas2.7%4.6%

Goods & Services

ItemAlta VistaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.14$14.5910.0%
Beauty Salon $30.25$34.6812.8%
Toothpaste $2.49$2.470.7%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0214.5%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $3.38$4.3923.0%

Groceries

ItemAlta VistaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.09$4.488.6%
Fried Chicken $1.37$1.466.4%
Milk $2.08$2.3611.7%
Potatoes $2.79$3.068.9%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.98$8.637.6%

Health Care

ItemAlta VistaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $134.50$99.7834.8%
Doctor $92.50$105.0311.9%
Dentist $81.17$88.708.5%
Ibuprofen $8.49$9.419.8%
Lipitor $317.59$298.506.4%

Housing

ItemAlta VistaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $62,800.00$175,700.0064.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $984.85$1,081.038.9%
Apartment Rent $663.00$920.0027.9%

Transportation

ItemAlta VistaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.78$2.0914.9%
Tire Balancing $39.60$45.2912.6%

Utilities

ItemAlta VistaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.83$170.800.6%
Phone $19.95$28.2629.4%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Parkerville, KS7069-31%
Council Grove, KS2,20077-23%
Dwight, KS23178-22%
White City, KS59079-21%
McFarland, KS32680-20%
Alta Vista, KS47478-22%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chefornak, AK47412121%
Kratzerville, PA47497-3%
Emmet, AR47481-19%
Oglesby, TX47480-20%
Spring Valley, OH47492-8%
Alta Vista, KS47478-22%
Source: The Alta Vista, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.