Mahaska 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.
IndexMahaskaKansasNational
Cost of living index7190100
IndexMahaskaKansasNational
Goods & Services index10096100
Groceries index9693100
Health care index10197100
Housing index1376100
Transportation index10193100
Utilities index7498100

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  • The cost of living in Mahaska is 21% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Mahaska is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mahaska is 87% 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$52,500$4,375$1,225$1,575
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemMahaskaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.75$15.567.6%
Beauty Salon $28.63$36.1120.7%
Toothpaste $2.15$2.4713.2%
Shampoo $0.96$0.960.5%
Movie $10.10$10.130.3%
Bowling $4.85$4.742.4%

Groceries

ItemMahaskaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.52$3.9811.6%
Fried Chicken $1.36$1.413.3%
Milk $2.65$2.0628.2%
Potatoes $2.71$2.989.1%
Pizza $9.82$9.473.7%
Beer $8.15$8.797.3%

Health Care

ItemMahaskaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $105.69$101.044.6%
Doctor $121.17$107.4412.8%
Dentist $81.06$90.4210.4%
Ibuprofen $8.92$9.283.9%
Lipitor $448.57$426.505.2%

Housing

ItemMahaskaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $23,300.00$175,700.0086.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $900.31$1,133.2320.6%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemMahaskaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$1.990.4%
Tire Balancing $47.53$45.763.9%

Utilities

ItemMahaskaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.52$163.8116.7%
Phone $17.50$28.3938.4%
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.
Morrowville, KS15569-31%
Hubbell, NE5467-33%
Haddam, KS9669-31%
Munden, KS14868-32%
Narka, KS9469-31%
Mahaska, KS4571-29%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sugden, OK4568-32%
Lake Davis, CA451077%
Datto, AR4567-33%
Regal, MN4591-9%
Athelstan, IA4593-7%
Mahaska, KS4571-29%
Source: The Mahaska, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.