Augusta 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.
Cost of living index8790100
Goods & Services index9899100
Groceries index9493100
Health care index9996100
Housing index6176100
Transportation index8789100
Utilities index11598100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Augusta, KS is shown above. Compared to the state average of Kansas the cost of living index in Augusta, KS is 87, which is 3% lower than the average in Kansas and compared to the national average it is 13% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Augusta, KS goods and services come in at 1% lower than the average in Kansas and are 2% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Augusta is 3% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Augusta is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Augusta is 39% 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

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One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Augusta, KS by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Augusta, KS have a median income of $57,169. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,334 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $31,974, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $746.

Kansas Sales Tax

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Kansas Income Tax

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The Kansas sales tax and Kansas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Augusta, KS. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Kansas sales tax is 6.15% and the maximum surtax is 9.65%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Kansas income tax rates range from 2.7% to 4.6%.

Goods & Services

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.60$14.590.0%
Beauty Salon $45.00$34.6829.8%
Toothpaste $2.04$2.4717.5%
Shampoo $1.47$1.0243.8%
Movie $9.10$9.877.8%
Bowling $4.29$4.392.3%


ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.52$4.481.0%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.14$2.369.2%
Potatoes $2.77$3.069.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.26$8.634.3%

Health Care

ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $141.90$99.7842.2%
Doctor $106.20$105.031.1%
Dentist $78.40$88.7011.6%
Ibuprofen $8.51$9.419.6%
Lipitor $312.61$298.504.7%


ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,700.00$175,700.0045.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $789.04$1,081.0327.0%
Apartment Rent $685.00$920.0025.5%


ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.76$2.0915.9%
Tire Balancing $43.50$45.293.9%


ItemAugustaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.52$170.801.3%
Phone $38.71$28.2637.0%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Leon, KS57284-16%
Douglass, KS2,08986-14%
Towanda, KS1,66686-14%
El Dorado, KS12,93186-14%
Rose Hill, KS4,00993-7%
Augusta, KS9,23987-13%

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Source: The Augusta, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.