Hugoton 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.
Cost of living index8289100
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index9694100
Health care index9895100
Housing index5376100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index8798100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Hugoton, KS is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Hugoton, KS enjoy a cost of living index of 82. This index is 8% lower than the Kansas average, and 18% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Hugoton, KS, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in Kansas, and it is 5% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hugoton is 8% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Hugoton is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hugoton is 47% lower than the national average.
  • Kansas general sales tax is 28% higher than the national average.
  • Kansas state income tax is 30% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Hugoton, KS, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Hugoton, KS homeowners have a median income of $59,605. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,391 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $28,819, which means there is a maximum of $672 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Kansas Sales Tax

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Kansas Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Hugoton, KS is the Kansas sales tax and Kansas income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Kansas sales tax rate is 6.5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10.15%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Kansas income tax rates range from 2.9% to 5.2%.

Goods & Services

ItemHugotonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.35$16.094.6%
Beauty Salon $39.22$37.335.1%
Toothpaste $2.27$2.457.4%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0012.4%
Movie $9.55$10.287.1%
Bowling $3.50$4.9329.0%


ItemHugotonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.07$3.8019.3%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.405.7%
Milk $2.03$2.011.1%
Potatoes $2.38$3.0120.8%
Pizza $9.49$9.894.0%
Beer $8.19$8.907.9%

Health Care

ItemHugotonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.72$102.169.4%
Doctor $100.33$108.367.4%
Dentist $95.50$92.533.2%
Ibuprofen $8.11$9.2812.6%
Lipitor $417.50$425.822.0%


ItemHugotonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $86,200.00$184,700.0053.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,255.66$1,202.444.4%
Apartment Rent $657.00$949.0030.8%


ItemHugotonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$2.246.8%
Tire Balancing $45.25$46.292.3%


ItemHugotonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.34$165.968.2%
Phone $23.63$28.6817.6%
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.
Moscow, KS33180-20%
Hugoton, KS3,83182-18%

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Source: The Hugoton, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.