Goddard 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.
IndexGoddardKansasNational
Cost of living index9690100
IndexGoddardKansasNational
Goods & Services index9996100
Groceries index9493100
Health care index9897100
Housing index8776100
Transportation index10193100
Utilities index11098100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Goddard, KS. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Goddard, KS being 96, that puts it 7% higher than the average of Kansas and 4% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Goddard, KS, the price of goods and services are 3% higher than the average of Kansas as well as 1% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Goddard is 7% higher than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Goddard is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Goddard is 13% 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$71,610$5,968$1,671$2,149
Renters$31,848$2,654$743$956
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Goddard, KS as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Goddard, KS homeowners, is $71,610. This would allow for a maximum of $1,671 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $31,848 which would result in a maximum of $743 to be spent on rental 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Goddard, KS, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Kansas, as well as the rate for income tax in Kansas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Kansas is 9.65%, and the sales tax in the state of Kansas is 6.15%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Kansas starts from 2.7% and goes up to 4.6%.

Goods & Services

ItemGoddardNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.64$15.560.5%
Beauty Salon $41.18$36.1114.0%
Toothpaste $1.82$2.4726.5%
Shampoo $0.88$0.968.4%
Movie $9.17$10.139.5%
Bowling $3.43$4.7427.6%

Groceries

ItemGoddardNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$3.9812.6%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.410.8%
Milk $1.69$2.0618.2%
Potatoes $2.68$2.9810.1%
Pizza $7.95$9.4716.1%
Beer $8.50$8.793.3%

Health Care

ItemGoddardNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $139.54$101.0438.1%
Doctor $105.12$107.442.2%
Dentist $80.40$90.4211.1%
Ibuprofen $8.42$9.289.3%
Lipitor $438.21$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemGoddardNational avg.Difference
Home Price $143,100.00$175,700.0018.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $806.05$1,133.2328.9%
Apartment Rent $912.00$920.000.9%

Transportation

ItemGoddardNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.89$1.995.2%
Tire Balancing $53.22$45.7616.3%

Utilities

ItemGoddardNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$163.42$163.810.2%
Phone $35.55$28.3925.2%
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.
Oaklawn-Sunview, KS2,83880-20%
Viola, KS16687-13%
Bentley, KS51588-12%
Mount Hope, KS79087-13%
Cheney, KS1,91690-10%
Goddard, KS4,58396-4%

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Coleman, TX4,58176-24%
Goddard, KS4,58396-4%
Source: The Goddard, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.