Blue Rapids 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.
IndexBlue RapidsKansasNational
Cost of living index7690100
IndexBlue RapidsKansasNational
Goods & Services index9399100
Groceries index9093100
Health care index9796100
Housing index4276100
Transportation index8689100
Utilities index8798100

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  • The cost of living in Blue Rapids is 15% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Blue Rapids is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Blue Rapids is 58% 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$38,393$3,199$896$1,152
Renters$14,792$1,233$345$444

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

ItemBlue RapidsNational 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

ItemBlue RapidsNational 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

ItemBlue RapidsNational 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

ItemBlue RapidsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $58,300.00$175,700.0066.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $984.85$1,081.038.9%
Apartment Rent $567.00$920.0038.4%

Transportation

ItemBlue RapidsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.78$2.0914.9%
Tire Balancing $39.60$45.2912.6%

Utilities

ItemBlue RapidsNational 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.
Barnes, KS11368-32%
Beattie, KS23975-25%
Frankfort, KS64975-25%
Home, KS21075-25%
Hanover, KS54977-23%
Blue Rapids, KS1,02576-24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rib Lake, WI1,02581-19%
Ship Bottom, NJ1,02516464%
Midway, AR1,02588-12%
Kinmundy, IL1,02582-18%
Vicksburg, AZ1,02576-24%
Blue Rapids, KS1,02576-24%
Source: The Blue Rapids, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.