Elkhart 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.
IndexElkhartKansasNational
Cost of living index8290100
IndexElkhartKansasNational
Goods & Services index9696100
Groceries index9393100
Health care index10397100
Housing index5476100
Transportation index8893100
Utilities index9598100

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  • The cost of living in Elkhart is 8% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Elkhart is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Elkhart is 46% 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$55,733$4,644$1,300$1,672
Renters$24,470$2,039$571$734

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

ItemElkhartNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.50$15.5619.7%
Beauty Salon $32.89$36.118.9%
Toothpaste $2.24$2.479.4%
Shampoo $0.77$0.9620.2%
Movie $9.75$10.133.7%
Bowling $3.50$4.7426.1%

Groceries

ItemElkhartNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.54$3.9836.2%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4123.7%
Milk $1.81$2.0612.5%
Potatoes $2.59$2.9813.1%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.4%
Beer $8.16$8.797.2%

Health Care

ItemElkhartNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $109.25$101.048.1%
Doctor $97.89$107.448.9%
Dentist $105.67$90.4216.9%
Ibuprofen $8.20$9.2811.7%
Lipitor $404.68$426.505.1%

Housing

ItemElkhartNational avg.Difference
Home Price $86,700.00$175,700.0050.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,053.58$1,133.237.0%
Apartment Rent $607.00$920.0034.0%

Transportation

ItemElkhartNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.76$1.9911.9%
Tire Balancing $39.88$45.7612.9%

Utilities

ItemElkhartNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$143.29$163.8112.5%
Phone $29.99$28.395.6%
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.
Rolla, KS35781-19%
Elkhart, KS2,29882-18%

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Trenton, FL2,29888-12%
Gumlog, GA2,29796-4%
Mountain View, CA2,29913232%
Pawling, NY2,29713333%
Newkirk, OK2,29781-19%
Elkhart, KS2,29882-18%
Source: The Elkhart, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.