Goodland 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.
IndexGoodlandKansasNational
Cost of living index8290100
IndexGoodlandKansasNational
Goods & Services index10299100
Groceries index8793100
Health care index9296100
Housing index4676100
Transportation index9589100
Utilities index10298100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Goodland, KS cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Kansas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Goodland, KS is 82, which is 9% lower than the Kansas average and 18% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Goodland, KS are 3% higher than the average for Kansas and 2% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Goodland is 9% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Goodland is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Goodland is 54% 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$50,742$4,229$1,184$1,522
Renters$26,179$2,182$611$785
The affordability of the housing market in Goodland, KS as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Goodland, KS homeowners, the median income is $50,742. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,184 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $26,179. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $611 used for their rent related monthly 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 Goodland, 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

ItemGoodlandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $37.17$34.687.2%
Toothpaste $2.29$2.477.4%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemGoodlandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.79$4.4837.7%
Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4627.6%
Milk $2.06$2.3612.6%
Potatoes $2.26$3.0626.2%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.07$8.636.5%

Health Care

ItemGoodlandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.00$99.784.2%
Doctor $89.00$105.0315.3%
Dentist $79.33$88.7010.6%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $304.38$298.502.0%

Housing

ItemGoodlandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $61,500.00$175,700.0065.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $991.21$1,081.038.3%
Apartment Rent $662.00$920.0028.0%

Transportation

ItemGoodlandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.07$2.090.8%
Tire Balancing $38.31$45.2915.4%

Utilities

ItemGoodlandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.26$170.8013.8%
Phone $34.96$28.2623.7%
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.
Goodland, KS4,87982-18%

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St. Robert, MO4,88295-5%
Blakely, GA4,88278-22%
Goodland, KS4,87982-18%
Source: The Goodland, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.