Galesburg 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.
IndexGalesburgKansasNational
Cost of living index8190100
IndexGalesburgKansasNational
Goods & Services index9499100
Groceries index8993100
Health care index9096100
Housing index4776100
Transportation index8789100
Utilities index11998100

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  • The cost of living in Galesburg is 10% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Galesburg is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Galesburg is 53% 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$32,500$2,708$758$975
Renters$50,000$4,167$1,167$1,500

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

ItemGalesburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.60$14.590.0%
Beauty Salon $19.43$34.6844.0%
Toothpaste $1.95$2.4721.2%
Shampoo $0.93$1.029.0%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemGalesburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.83$4.487.9%
Fried Chicken $1.45$1.461.0%
Milk $2.49$2.365.7%
Potatoes $2.22$3.0627.5%
Pizza $12.49$9.2435.1%
Beer $8.28$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemGalesburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.75$99.7815.1%
Doctor $95.00$105.039.6%
Dentist $75.50$88.7014.9%
Ibuprofen $7.48$9.4120.5%
Lipitor $307.55$298.503.0%

Housing

ItemGalesburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $58,600.00$175,700.0066.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $750.66$1,081.0330.6%
Apartment Rent $725.00$920.0021.2%

Transportation

ItemGalesburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.72$2.0917.9%
Tire Balancing $45.95$45.291.5%

Utilities

ItemGalesburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$192.87$170.8012.9%
Phone $35.75$28.2626.5%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Stark, KS7074-26%
Earlton, KS5975-25%
Cherryvale, KS2,11678-22%
Parsons, KS10,30779-21%
Thayer, KS54980-20%
Galesburg, KS10881-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
New Pine Creek, OR1081088%
Bigfoot, TX10816565%
Ferguson, IA10876-24%
Falman, TX10892-8%
Greenwater, WA10815656%
Galesburg, KS10881-19%
Source: The Galesburg, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.