Smith Center 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.
IndexSmith CenterKansasNational
Cost of living index7990100
IndexSmith CenterKansasNational
Goods & Services index9199100
Groceries index10493100
Health care index9996100
Housing index3976100
Transportation index10089100
Utilities index9598100

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  • The cost of living in Smith Center is 12% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Smith Center is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Smith Center is 61% 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$44,200$3,683$1,031$1,326
Renters$15,972$1,331$373$479

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%

Goods & Services

ItemSmith CenterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.67$14.5926.9%
Beauty Salon $17.67$34.6849.0%
Toothpaste $2.62$2.475.9%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $2.99$4.3931.9%

Groceries

ItemSmith CenterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.55$4.481.6%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.34$2.360.7%
Potatoes $2.92$3.064.6%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.85$8.639.1%

Health Care

ItemSmith CenterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.33$99.789.5%
Doctor $102.00$105.032.9%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $9.72$9.413.3%
Lipitor $317.32$298.506.3%

Housing

ItemSmith CenterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $68,200.00$175,700.0061.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,112.59$1,081.032.9%
Apartment Rent $378.00$920.0058.9%

Transportation

ItemSmith CenterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.091.6%
Tire Balancing $43.32$45.294.3%

Utilities

ItemSmith CenterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$104.21$170.8039.0%
Phone $39.95$28.2641.4%
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.
Cedar, KS096-4%
Portis, KS9471-29%
Athol, KS5572-28%
Gaylord, KS17274-26%
Lebanon, KS27474-26%
Smith Center, KS1,63479-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Freedom, PA1,63485-15%
Wind Point, WI1,63411515%
Verplanck, NY1,63413333%
Brooklyn, IN1,63487-13%
Perry Park, CO1,63414040%
Smith Center, KS1,63479-21%
Source: The Smith Center, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.