Lenexa 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.
IndexLenexaKansasNational
Cost of living index10390100
IndexLenexaKansasNational
Goods & Services index10399100
Groceries index8993100
Health care index9996100
Housing index12076100
Transportation index8789100
Utilities index9398100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Lenexa, KS is displayed above. In Lenexa, KS, the overall cost of living index is 103, which is 15% higher than the Kansas average and 3% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Lenexa, KS, the city's goods and services are 4% higher than the Kansas average and 3% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lenexa is 15% higher than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Lenexa is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lenexa is 20% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$100,840$8,403$2,353$3,026
Renters$45,777$3,815$1,068$1,373
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Lenexa, 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 Lenexa, KS homeowners have a median income of $100,840. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,353 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $45,777, which means there is a maximum of $1,068 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
The Kansas sales tax and Kansas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Lenexa, KS. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Kansas sales tax is 6.15% and the maximum surtax is 9.65%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Kansas income tax rates range from 2.7% to 4.6%.

Goods & Services

ItemLenexaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.67$14.590.5%
Beauty Salon $32.43$34.686.5%
Toothpaste $1.86$2.4724.8%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0214.5%
Movie $9.36$9.875.2%
Bowling $4.11$4.396.4%

Groceries

ItemLenexaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.25$1.4614.6%
Milk $2.35$2.360.3%
Potatoes $2.52$3.0617.7%
Pizza $7.49$9.2419.0%
Beer $7.77$8.6310.0%

Health Care

ItemLenexaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.50$99.784.3%
Doctor $101.50$105.033.4%
Dentist $89.10$88.700.4%
Ibuprofen $8.37$9.4111.1%
Lipitor $306.77$298.502.8%

Housing

ItemLenexaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $221,400.00$175,700.0026.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,000.66$1,081.037.4%
Apartment Rent $960.00$920.004.3%

Transportation

ItemLenexaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.77$2.0915.5%
Tire Balancing $43.05$45.294.9%

Utilities

ItemLenexaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$162.80$170.804.7%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Randolph, MO2682-18%
Kansas City, KS147,59886-14%
Avondale, MO49387-13%
Grandview, MO24,86087-13%
Raytown, MO29,52088-12%
Lenexa, KS49,5731033%

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Cerritos, CA49,59916767%
Tigard, OR49,63312525%
Ankeny, IA49,48893-7%
Niagara Falls, NY49,67979-21%
Monroe, LA49,45587-13%
Lenexa, KS49,5731033%
Source: The Lenexa, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.