St. Paul 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.
IndexSt. PaulKansasNational
Cost of living index8090100
IndexSt. PaulKansasNational
Goods & Services index8896100
Groceries index9093100
Health care index9197100
Housing index4876100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index12198100

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  • The cost of living in St. Paul is 10% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in St. Paul is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in St. Paul is 52% 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$48,810$4,068$1,139$1,464
Renters$32,857$2,738$767$986

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

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.94$15.562.4%
Beauty Salon $23.11$36.1136.0%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.2%
Shampoo $0.93$0.964.0%
Movie $12.06$10.1319.1%
Bowling $3.50$4.7426.1%

Groceries

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.25$3.986.6%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.416.4%
Milk $2.10$2.061.9%
Potatoes $2.55$2.9814.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.475.0%
Beer $8.62$8.792.0%

Health Care

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.60$101.047.4%
Doctor $105.33$107.442.0%
Dentist $77.73$90.4214.0%
Ibuprofen $6.71$9.2827.7%
Lipitor $425.83$426.500.2%

Housing

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
Home Price $72,900.00$175,700.0058.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $755.34$1,133.2333.3%
Apartment Rent $593.00$920.0035.5%

Transportation

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.71$1.9914.3%
Tire Balancing $51.34$45.7612.2%

Utilities

ItemSt. PaulNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$185.51$163.8113.2%
Phone $37.89$28.3933.5%
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.
Hepler, KS13769-31%
Walnut, KS30770-30%
Stark, KS7073-27%
McCune, KS50475-25%
Parsons, KS10,30778-22%
St. Paul, KS75880-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Davis, WV75886-14%
Wilson, KS75877-23%
York Haven, PA75888-12%
Higginson, AR75878-22%
Centerville, SD75881-19%
St. Paul, KS75880-20%
Source: The St. Paul, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.