Edwardsville 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.
IndexEdwardsvilleKansasNational
Cost of living index8990100
IndexEdwardsvilleKansasNational
Goods & Services index10399100
Groceries index8993100
Health care index9996100
Housing index7076100
Transportation index8789100
Utilities index9398100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Edwardsville, KS is displayed above. In Edwardsville, KS, the overall cost of living index is 89, which is 1% lower than the Kansas average and 11% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Edwardsville, KS, the city's goods and services are 4% higher than the Kansas average and 3% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Edwardsville is 1% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Edwardsville is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Edwardsville is 30% 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$56,164$4,680$1,310$1,685
Renters$50,216$4,185$1,172$1,507
The affordability of the housing market in Edwardsville, KS as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Edwardsville, KS homeowners, the median income is $56,164. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,310 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $50,216. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,172 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 Edwardsville, 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

ItemEdwardsvilleNational 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

ItemEdwardsvilleNational 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

ItemEdwardsvilleNational 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

ItemEdwardsvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $116,100.00$175,700.0033.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,000.66$1,081.037.4%
Apartment Rent $737.00$920.0019.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemEdwardsvilleNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Linwood, KS38184-16%
Kansas City, KS147,59886-14%
Avondale, MO49387-13%
Northmoor, MO39489-11%
Gladstone, MO26,03291-9%
Edwardsville, KS4,36789-11%

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South Haven, MI4,36794-6%
Greentown, OH4,3681000%
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Hendron, KY4,36589-11%
San Carlos, AZ4,36578-22%
Edwardsville, KS4,36789-11%
Source: The Edwardsville, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.