Otis 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.
IndexOtisKansasNational
Cost of living index7689100
IndexOtisKansasNational
Goods & Services index9795100
Groceries index8994100
Health care index10295100
Housing index3076100
Transportation index9393100
Utilities index9598100

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  • The cost of living in Otis is 15% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Otis is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Otis is 70% lower than the national average.
  • Kansas general sales tax is 28% higher than the national average.
  • Kansas state income tax is 30% 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$46,500$3,875$1,085$1,395
Renters$28,333$2,361$661$850

Kansas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kansas6.5%10.15%

Kansas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Kansas2.9%5.2%

Goods & Services

ItemOtisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.25$16.095.2%
Beauty Salon $27.77$37.3325.6%
Toothpaste $1.81$2.4526.2%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0011.7%
Movie $9.55$10.287.1%
Bowling $7.30$4.9348.0%

Groceries

ItemOtisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.80$3.800.0%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.403.8%
Milk $1.50$2.0125.1%
Potatoes $2.70$3.0110.4%
Pizza $8.82$9.8910.7%
Beer $8.29$8.906.8%

Health Care

ItemOtisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $146.00$102.1642.9%
Doctor $117.00$108.368.0%
Dentist $88.31$92.534.6%
Ibuprofen $8.50$9.288.4%
Lipitor $423.02$425.820.7%

Housing

ItemOtisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $37,500.00$184,700.0079.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $955.28$1,202.4420.6%
Apartment Rent $500.00$949.0047.3%

Transportation

ItemOtisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.243.3%
Tire Balancing $40.17$46.2913.2%

Utilities

ItemOtisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.35$165.961.4%
Phone $25.42$28.6811.4%
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.
Liebenthal, KS13071-29%
Galatia, KS1272-28%
Rush Center, KS16572-28%
Timken, KS5573-27%
Olmitz, KS15774-26%
Otis, KS32076-24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Nicut, OK32077-23%
Clearwater, NE32078-22%
Andes, NY3201055%
St. Charles, KY32079-21%
Stewartsville, NJ32099-1%
Otis, KS32076-24%
Source: The Otis, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.