Bluff City 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.
IndexBluff CityKansasNational
Cost of living index7490100
IndexBluff CityKansasNational
Goods & Services index9899100
Groceries index9693100
Health care index9696100
Housing index1876100
Transportation index8589100
Utilities index10898100

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  • The cost of living in Bluff City is 18% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Bluff City is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bluff City is 82% 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$31,250$2,604$729$938
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemBluff CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.75$14.591.1%
Beauty Salon $27.00$34.6822.1%
Toothpaste $1.56$2.4736.9%
Shampoo $1.48$1.0244.8%
Movie $7.00$9.8729.1%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemBluff CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.53$4.481.2%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.87$2.3621.8%
Potatoes $3.02$3.061.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.52$8.631.3%

Health Care

ItemBluff CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.75$99.7815.0%
Doctor $111.00$105.035.7%
Dentist $73.25$88.7017.4%
Ibuprofen $9.25$9.411.7%
Lipitor $296.34$298.500.7%

Housing

ItemBluff CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $31,500.00$175,700.0082.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.79$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBluff CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.68$2.0919.7%
Tire Balancing $44.80$45.291.1%

Utilities

ItemBluff CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$164.81$170.803.5%
Phone $35.01$28.2623.9%
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.
Freeport, KS098-2%
Renfrow, OK1595-5%
Milan, KS6973-27%
Danville, KS3575-25%
Wakita, OK33577-23%
Bluff City, KS5774-26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hope, AK5712121%
Lost Springs, KS5772-28%
Montezuma, CO5712626%
Quitman, MO5770-30%
Pelican, AK5712121%
Bluff City, KS5774-26%
Source: The Bluff City, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.