Sylvia 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.
IndexSylviaKansasNational
Cost of living index7590100
IndexSylviaKansasNational
Goods & Services index9996100
Groceries index9193100
Health care index10297100
Housing index2576100
Transportation index9193100
Utilities index9398100

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  • The cost of living in Sylvia is 17% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Sylvia is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sylvia is 75% 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$41,250$3,438$962$1,238
Renters$28,250$2,354$659$848

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

ItemSylviaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.25$15.562.0%
Beauty Salon $23.57$36.1134.7%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.1%
Shampoo $0.83$0.9614.3%
Movie $9.46$10.136.6%
Bowling $7.30$4.7454.2%

Groceries

ItemSylviaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.73$3.986.3%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4116.6%
Milk $1.61$2.0622.1%
Potatoes $2.57$2.9813.8%
Pizza $8.64$9.478.8%
Beer $8.16$8.797.2%

Health Care

ItemSylviaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $143.36$101.0441.9%
Doctor $117.00$107.448.9%
Dentist $86.42$90.424.4%
Ibuprofen $8.44$9.289.0%
Lipitor $409.10$426.504.1%

Housing

ItemSylviaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $32,800.00$175,700.0081.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $835.88$1,133.2326.2%
Apartment Rent $361.00$920.0060.8%

Transportation

ItemSylviaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.84$1.997.8%
Tire Balancing $40.50$45.7611.5%

Utilities

ItemSylviaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.51$163.813.2%
Phone $25.42$28.3910.5%
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.
Langdon, KS3174-26%
Turon, KS30174-26%
Hudson, KS16175-25%
Abbyville, KS10676-24%
Stafford, KS1,09277-23%
Sylvia, KS28875-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Atmautluak, AK28811212%
Prospect Park, PA28892-8%
Kawela Bay, HI28816262%
St. Petersburg, PA28885-15%
South Haven, KS28878-22%
Sylvia, KS28875-25%
Source: The Sylvia, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.