Glen Elder 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.
IndexGlen ElderKansasNational
Cost of living index7790100
IndexGlen ElderKansasNational
Goods & Services index9199100
Groceries index10493100
Health care index9996100
Housing index3476100
Transportation index10089100
Utilities index9598100

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  • The cost of living in Glen Elder is 14% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Glen Elder is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Glen Elder is 66% 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$45,625$3,802$1,065$1,369
Renters$26,250$2,188$612$788

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

ItemGlen ElderNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.67$14.5926.9%
Beauty Salon $17.67$34.6849.0%
Toothpaste $2.62$2.475.9%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $2.99$4.3931.9%

Groceries

ItemGlen ElderNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.55$4.481.6%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.34$2.360.7%
Potatoes $2.92$3.064.6%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.85$8.639.1%

Health Care

ItemGlen ElderNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.33$99.789.5%
Doctor $102.00$105.032.9%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.72$9.413.3%
Lipitor $317.32$298.506.3%

Housing

ItemGlen ElderNational avg.Difference
Home Price $56,000.00$175,700.0068.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,112.59$1,081.032.9%
Apartment Rent $371.00$920.0059.7%

Transportation

ItemGlen ElderNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.091.6%
Tire Balancing $43.32$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemGlen ElderNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$104.21$170.8039.0%
Phone $39.95$28.2641.4%
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.
Randall, KS8070-30%
Jewell, KS43676-24%
Cawker City, KS52777-23%
Tipton, KS21478-22%
Downs, KS1,03378-22%
Glen Elder, KS47877-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Wheatland, MT47812323%
Winchester, OK47885-15%
Lowell, OH47888-12%
Laurel, IN47873-27%
Belmont, OH47884-16%
Glen Elder, KS47877-23%
Source: The Glen Elder, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.