Elk 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.
IndexElk CityKansasNational
Cost of living index7590100
IndexElk CityKansasNational
Goods & Services index9199100
Groceries index10293100
Health care index9496100
Housing index3676100
Transportation index8189100
Utilities index9498100

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  • The cost of living in Elk City is 16% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Elk City is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Elk City is 64% 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$29,821$2,485$696$895
Renters$18,750$1,563$437$563

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

ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.48$14.5914.5%
Beauty Salon $25.67$34.6826.0%
Toothpaste $2.62$2.475.9%
Shampoo $1.14$1.0211.5%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $3.80$4.3913.5%

Groceries

ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.75$4.486.1%
Fried Chicken $1.52$1.463.8%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $2.89$3.065.6%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $7.88$8.638.7%

Health Care

ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.50$99.7821.3%
Doctor $107.89$105.032.7%
Dentist $70.91$88.7020.1%
Ibuprofen $9.49$9.410.8%
Lipitor $313.88$298.505.2%

Housing

ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $34,600.00$175,700.0080.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $793.53$1,081.0326.6%
Apartment Rent $670.00$920.0027.2%

Transportation

ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.69$2.0919.0%
Tire Balancing $35.99$45.2920.5%

Utilities

ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.40$170.802.0%
Phone $24.98$28.2611.6%
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.
Peru, KS14470-30%
Havana, KS16274-26%
Longton, KS37378-22%
Neodesha, KS2,22979-21%
Independence, KS9,28280-20%
Elk City, KS37375-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mineral Point, MO37379-21%
Langford, SD37380-20%
Short, OK37377-23%
Loghill Village, CO37314545%
Millerton, PA37389-11%
Elk City, KS37375-25%
Source: The Elk 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.