Roeland Park 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.
IndexRoeland ParkKansasNational
Cost of living index9590100
IndexRoeland ParkKansasNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index10093100
Health care index9797100
Housing index9176100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index8498100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Roeland Park, KS is shown above. Compared to the state average of Kansas the cost of living index in Roeland Park, KS is 95, which is 6% higher than the average in Kansas and compared to the national average it is 5% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Roeland Park, KS goods and services come in at 5% higher than the average in Kansas and are 1% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Roeland Park is 6% higher than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Roeland Park is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Roeland Park is 9% 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$75,607$6,301$1,764$2,268
Renters$40,063$3,339$935$1,202
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Roeland Park, 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 Roeland Park, KS homeowners have a median income of $75,607. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,764 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $40,063, which means there is a maximum of $935 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 assessing the complete cost of living in Roeland Park, 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

ItemRoeland ParkNational 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

ItemRoeland ParkNational 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

ItemRoeland ParkNational 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

ItemRoeland ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $155,300.00$175,700.0011.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $899.88$1,133.2320.6%
Apartment Rent $886.00$920.003.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemRoeland ParkNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
River Bend, MO697-3%
Randolph, MO2683-17%
Birmingham, MO23383-17%
Sugar Creek, MO3,34486-14%
Kansas City, KS147,59886-14%
Roeland Park, KS6,79995-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sidney, NE6,80186-14%
St. Gabriel, LA6,79688-12%
Nevada, IA6,79486-14%
Belle Plaine, MN6,79498-2%
Upper Sandusky, OH6,79287-13%
Roeland Park, KS6,79995-5%
Source: The Roeland Park, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.