Leawood 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.
IndexLeawoodKansasNational
Cost of living index12690100
IndexLeawoodKansasNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index10093100
Health care index9797100
Housing index19276100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index8498100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Leawood, KS. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Leawood, KS being 126, that puts it 41% higher than the average of Kansas and 26% higher 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 Leawood, KS, the price of goods and services are 5% higher than the average of Kansas as well as 1% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Leawood is 41% higher than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Leawood is 26% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Leawood is 92% higher 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Leawood, KS to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Leawood, KS, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Leawood, KS salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$141,940$11,828$3,312$4,259
Renters$39,020$3,252$910$1,171
The affordability of the housing market in Leawood, 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 Leawood, KS homeowners, the median income is $141,940. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $3,312 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $39,020. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $910 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%
For those who live in Leawood, KS and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Kansas income tax rate and the Kansas sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Kansas, the sales tax is 6.15%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 9.65%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Kansas, the income tax rate ranges between 2.7% to 4.6%.

Goods & Services

ItemLeawoodNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.53$15.560.2%
Beauty Salon $30.80$36.1114.7%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.473.9%
Shampoo $0.92$0.964.7%
Movie $9.59$10.135.3%
Bowling $4.71$4.740.5%

Groceries

ItemLeawoodNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.44$3.9811.5%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4141.4%
Milk $2.09$2.061.1%
Potatoes $2.60$2.9812.9%
Pizza $9.23$9.472.6%
Beer $8.16$8.797.2%

Health Care

ItemLeawoodNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.35$101.040.7%
Doctor $91.94$107.4414.4%
Dentist $91.87$90.421.6%
Ibuprofen $8.64$9.286.9%
Lipitor $436.91$426.502.4%

Housing

ItemLeawoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $388,100.00$175,700.00120.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $899.88$1,133.2320.6%
Apartment Rent $1,161.00$920.0026.2%

Transportation

ItemLeawoodNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.2%
Tire Balancing $45.97$45.760.5%

Utilities

ItemLeawoodNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$148.92$163.819.1%
Phone $21.29$28.3925.0%
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.
River Bend, MO697-3%
Randolph, MO2683-17%
Birmingham, MO23383-17%
Sugar Creek, MO3,34486-14%
Kansas City, KS147,59886-14%
Leawood, KS32,84212626%

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Leawood, KS32,84212626%
Source: The Leawood, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.