Rose Hill 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.
IndexRose HillKansasNational
Cost of living index9390100
IndexRose HillKansasNational
Goods & Services index9899100
Groceries index9493100
Health care index9996100
Housing index8276100
Transportation index8789100
Utilities index11598100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Rose Hill, KS is displayed above. In Rose Hill, KS, the overall cost of living index is 93, which is 4% higher than the Kansas average and 7% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Rose Hill, KS, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the Kansas average and 2% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Rose Hill is 4% higher than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Rose Hill is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rose Hill is 18% 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

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Rose Hill, 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 Rose Hill, KS homeowners, is $85,598. This would allow for a maximum of $1,997 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $35,761 which would result in a maximum of $834 to be spent on rental costs.

Kansas Sales Tax

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Kansas Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Rose Hill, KS, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Kansas, as well as the rate for income tax in Kansas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Kansas is 9.65%, and the sales tax in the state of Kansas is 6.15%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Kansas starts from 2.7% and goes up to 4.6%.

Goods & Services

ItemRose HillNational 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%


ItemRose HillNational 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

ItemRose HillNational 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%


ItemRose HillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $137,200.00$175,700.0021.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $789.04$1,081.0327.0%
Apartment Rent $843.00$920.008.4%


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


ItemRose HillNational 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.

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Oaklawn-Sunview, KS2,83879-21%
Udall, KS80384-16%
Belle Plaine, KS1,68084-16%
Douglass, KS2,08986-14%
Augusta, KS9,23987-13%
Rose Hill, KS4,00993-7%

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