Mulvane 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.
IndexMulvaneKansasNational
Cost of living index9190100
IndexMulvaneKansasNational
Goods & Services index9899100
Groceries index9493100
Health care index9996100
Housing index7376100
Transportation index8789100
Utilities index11598100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Mulvane, KS is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Mulvane, KS enjoy a cost of living index of 91. This index is 1% higher than the Kansas average, and 9% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Mulvane, KS, the average cost of goods and services is 1% lower than it is in Kansas, and it is 2% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Mulvane is 1% higher than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Mulvane is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mulvane is 27% 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$78,359$6,530$1,828$2,351
Renters$38,750$3,229$904$1,163
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Mulvane, KS as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Mulvane, KS homeowners, is $78,359. This would allow for a maximum of $1,828 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $38,750 which would result in a maximum of $904 to be spent on rental 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 Mulvane, 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

ItemMulvaneNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.60$14.590.0%
Beauty Salon $45.00$34.6829.8%
Toothpaste $2.04$2.4717.5%
Shampoo $1.47$1.0243.8%
Movie $9.10$9.877.8%
Bowling $4.29$4.392.3%

Groceries

ItemMulvaneNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.52$4.481.0%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.14$2.369.2%
Potatoes $2.77$3.069.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.26$8.634.3%

Health Care

ItemMulvaneNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $141.90$99.7842.2%
Doctor $106.20$105.031.1%
Dentist $78.40$88.7011.6%
Ibuprofen $8.51$9.419.6%
Lipitor $312.61$298.504.7%

Housing

ItemMulvaneNational avg.Difference
Home Price $124,300.00$175,700.0029.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $789.04$1,081.0327.0%
Apartment Rent $735.00$920.0020.1%

Transportation

ItemMulvaneNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.76$2.0915.9%
Tire Balancing $43.50$45.293.9%

Utilities

ItemMulvaneNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.52$170.801.3%
Phone $38.71$28.2637.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oaklawn-Sunview, KS2,83879-21%
Udall, KS80384-16%
Wellington, KS8,02884-16%
Oxford, KS1,17884-16%
Belle Plaine, KS1,68084-16%
Mulvane, KS6,00091-9%

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Source: The Mulvane, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.