Long Island 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.
IndexLong IslandKansasNational
Cost of living index7290100
IndexLong IslandKansasNational
Goods & Services index8696100
Groceries index9893100
Health care index9497100
Housing index3176100
Transportation index8593100
Utilities index9798100

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  • The cost of living in Long Island is 19% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Long Island is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Long Island is 69% 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$45,313$3,776$1,057$1,360
Renters$51,875$4,323$1,210$1,556

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%

Goods & Services

ItemLong IslandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.45$15.5626.5%
Beauty Salon $22.11$36.1138.8%
Toothpaste $2.59$2.474.8%
Shampoo $1.02$0.965.7%
Movie $8.50$10.1316.1%
Bowling $3.73$4.7421.2%

Groceries

ItemLong IslandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.68$3.987.6%
Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4121.8%
Milk $2.00$2.062.9%
Potatoes $2.36$2.9820.9%
Pizza $9.83$9.473.8%
Beer $7.93$8.799.9%

Health Care

ItemLong IslandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.50$101.0414.4%
Doctor $100.00$107.446.9%
Dentist $78.17$90.4213.5%
Ibuprofen $9.74$9.285.0%
Lipitor $452.42$426.506.1%

Housing

ItemLong IslandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $37,900.00$175,700.0078.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,179.49$1,133.234.1%
Apartment Rent $475.00$920.0048.4%

Transportation

ItemLong IslandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.4%
Tire Balancing $31.29$45.7631.6%

Utilities

ItemLong IslandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$106.97$163.8134.7%
Phone $39.95$28.3940.7%
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.
Stamford, NE21871-29%
Almena, KS52473-27%
Orleans, NE42573-27%
Prairie View, KS16774-26%
Phillipsburg, KS2,55675-25%
Long Island, KS15772-28%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Welton, IA15786-14%
Crum, WV1571011%
Sun Valley, TX15765-35%
Virgilina, VA15786-14%
Snowville, VA15788-12%
Long Island, KS15772-28%
Source: The Long Island, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.