Basehor 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.
IndexBasehorKansasNational
Cost of living index10090100
IndexBasehorKansasNational
Goods & Services index10399100
Groceries index8993100
Health care index9996100
Housing index11076100
Transportation index8789100
Utilities index9398100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Basehor, KS cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Basehor, KS is 100, which is 12% higher than the Kansas average and equal to the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Basehor, KS are 4% higher than the Kansas average and 3% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Basehor is 12% higher than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Basehor is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Basehor is 10% higher 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Basehor, KS to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Basehor, KS, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Basehor, KS salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$93,958$7,830$2,192$2,819
Renters$49,375$4,115$1,152$1,481
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Basehor, KS, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Basehor, KS has a median income of about $93,958 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,192 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $49,375. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,152 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Basehor, KS, the Kansas income tax and the Kansas sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Kansas maximum surtax is 9.65%, and the Kansas sales tax is 6.15%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2.7% to 4.6% in Kansas.

Goods & Services

ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.67$14.590.5%
Beauty Salon $32.43$34.686.5%
Toothpaste $1.86$2.4724.8%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0214.5%
Movie $9.36$9.875.2%
Bowling $4.11$4.396.4%

Groceries

ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4614.6%
Milk $2.35$2.360.3%
Potatoes $2.52$3.0617.7%
Pizza $7.49$9.2419.0%
Beer $7.77$8.6310.0%

Health Care

ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.50$99.784.3%
Doctor $101.50$105.033.4%
Dentist $89.10$88.700.4%
Ibuprofen $8.37$9.4111.1%
Lipitor $306.77$298.502.8%

Housing

ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
Home Price $193,800.00$175,700.0010.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,000.66$1,081.037.4%
Apartment Rent $993.00$920.007.9%

Transportation

ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.77$2.0915.5%
Tire Balancing $43.05$45.294.9%

Utilities

ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.80$170.804.7%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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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Ferrelview, MO47477-23%
Easton, KS33780-20%
Linwood, KS38184-16%
McLouth, KS1,20488-12%
Edwardsville, KS4,36789-11%
Basehor, KS4,8311000%

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Hollywood, SC4,83111010%
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Winona, MS4,83276-24%
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Basehor, KS4,8311000%
Source: The Basehor, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.