Mission 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.
IndexMissionKansasNational
Cost of living index9490100
IndexMissionKansasNational
Goods & Services index10399100
Groceries index8993100
Health care index9996100
Housing index8976100
Transportation index8789100
Utilities index9398100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Mission, KS. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Mission, KS being 94, that puts it 5% higher than the average of Kansas and 6% lower 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 Mission, KS, the price of goods and services are 4% higher than the average of Kansas as well as 3% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Mission is 5% higher than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Mission is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mission is 11% 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$72,517$6,043$1,692$2,176
Renters$37,793$3,149$882$1,134
The affordability of the housing market in Mission, 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 Mission, KS homeowners, the median income is $72,517. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,692 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $37,793. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $882 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Mission, KS, the Kansas income tax and the Kansas sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Kansas maximum surtax is 9.65%, and the Kansas sales tax is 6.15%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2.7% to 4.6% in Kansas.

Goods & Services

ItemMissionNational 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

ItemMissionNational 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

ItemMissionNational 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

ItemMissionNational avg.Difference
Home Price $153,800.00$175,700.0012.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,000.66$1,081.037.4%
Apartment Rent $845.00$920.008.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMissionNational 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.
River Bend, MO697-3%
Randolph, MO2682-18%
Birmingham, MO23383-17%
Sugar Creek, MO3,34485-15%
Kansas City, KS147,59886-14%
Mission, KS9,45194-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Trophy Club, TX9,45111919%
Fort Valley, GA9,44882-18%
Willoughby Hills, OH9,4461099%
Rye Brook, NY9,45618888%
Valley, AL9,45688-12%
Mission, KS9,45194-6%
Source: The Mission, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.