Pittsburg 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.
IndexPittsburgKansasNational
Cost of living index8390100
IndexPittsburgKansasNational
Goods & Services index9499100
Groceries index8993100
Health care index9096100
Housing index5676100
Transportation index8789100
Utilities index11998100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Pittsburg, KS cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Kansas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Pittsburg, KS is 83, which is 7% lower than the Kansas average and 17% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Pittsburg, KS are 5% lower than the average for Kansas and 6% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Pittsburg is 7% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Pittsburg is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pittsburg is 44% 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$54,343$4,529$1,268$1,630
Renters$21,549$1,796$503$647
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Pittsburg, KS by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Pittsburg, KS have a median income of $54,343. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,268 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $21,549, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $503.

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 Pittsburg, 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

ItemPittsburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.60$14.590.0%
Beauty Salon $19.43$34.6844.0%
Toothpaste $1.95$2.4721.2%
Shampoo $0.93$1.029.0%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.50$4.3920.3%

Groceries

ItemPittsburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.83$4.487.9%
Fried Chicken $1.45$1.461.0%
Milk $2.49$2.365.7%
Potatoes $2.22$3.0627.5%
Pizza $12.49$9.2435.1%
Beer $8.28$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemPittsburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.75$99.7815.1%
Doctor $95.00$105.039.6%
Dentist $75.50$88.7014.9%
Ibuprofen $7.48$9.4120.5%
Lipitor $307.55$298.503.0%

Housing

ItemPittsburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $84,400.00$175,700.0052.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $750.66$1,081.0330.6%
Apartment Rent $687.00$920.0025.3%

Transportation

ItemPittsburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.72$2.0917.9%
Tire Balancing $45.95$45.291.5%

Utilities

ItemPittsburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$192.87$170.8012.9%
Phone $35.75$28.2626.5%
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.
Mindenmines, MO27273-27%
Mulberry, KS54774-26%
West Mineral, KS21576-24%
Roseland, KS8977-23%
Burgess, MO6077-23%
Pittsburg, KS20,33683-17%

Cities with similar population

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Wilsonville, OR20,33513030%
Carrboro, NC20,33711717%
Lebanon, OH20,33898-2%
Winter Gardens, CA20,34612828%
Fort Walton Beach, FL20,32097-3%
Pittsburg, KS20,33683-17%
Source: The Pittsburg, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.