Osawatomie 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.
IndexOsawatomieKansasNational
Cost of living index8590100
IndexOsawatomieKansasNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index10093100
Health care index9797100
Housing index5576100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index8498100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Osawatomie, KS is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Osawatomie, KS enjoy a cost of living index of 85. This index is 6% lower than the Kansas average, and 15% 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 Osawatomie, KS, the average cost of goods and services is 5% higher than it is in Kansas, and it is 1% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Osawatomie is 6% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Osawatomie is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Osawatomie is 45% 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$48,641$4,053$1,135$1,459
Renters$14,151$1,179$330$425
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Osawatomie, 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 Osawatomie, KS homeowners have a median income of $48,641. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,135 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $14,151, which means there is a maximum of $330 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Osawatomie, KS you will want to make sure you consider both the Kansas sales tax and the Kansas income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Kansas is 6.15%, with the highest surtax being 9.65%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Kansas have a range from 2.7% to 4.6%.

Goods & Services

ItemOsawatomieNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.53$15.560.2%
Beauty Salon $30.80$36.1114.7%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.473.9%
Shampoo $0.92$0.964.7%
Movie $9.59$10.135.3%
Bowling $4.71$4.740.5%

Groceries

ItemOsawatomieNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.44$3.9811.5%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4141.4%
Milk $2.09$2.061.1%
Potatoes $2.60$2.9812.9%
Pizza $9.23$9.472.6%
Beer $8.16$8.797.2%

Health Care

ItemOsawatomieNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.35$101.040.7%
Doctor $91.94$107.4414.4%
Dentist $91.87$90.421.6%
Ibuprofen $8.64$9.286.9%
Lipitor $436.91$426.502.4%

Housing

ItemOsawatomieNational avg.Difference
Home Price $88,200.00$175,700.0049.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $899.88$1,133.2320.6%
Apartment Rent $606.00$920.0034.1%

Transportation

ItemOsawatomieNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$1.997.2%
Tire Balancing $45.97$45.760.5%

Utilities

ItemOsawatomieNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$148.92$163.819.1%
Phone $21.29$28.3925.0%
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.

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Greeley, KS23779-21%
Lane, KS23781-19%
Rantoul, KS12582-18%
Parker, KS30783-17%
La Cygne, KS1,34785-15%
Osawatomie, KS4,40385-15%

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Osawatomie, KS4,40385-15%
Source: The Osawatomie, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.