Basehor 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.
IndexBasehorKansasNational
Cost of living index10389100
IndexBasehorKansasNational
Goods & Services index10293100
Groceries index10493100
Health care index10799100
Housing index10676100
Transportation index9795100
Utilities index9898100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Basehor, KS cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Basehor, KS is 103, which is 16% higher than the Kansas average and 3% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Basehor, KS are 10% higher than the Kansas average and 2% higher than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Basehor is 16% higher than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Basehor is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Basehor is 6% higher than the national average.
  • Kansas general sales tax is 28% higher than the national average.
  • Kansas state income tax is 39% 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$91,827$7,652$2,142$2,755
      Renters$51,755$4,313$1,208$1,553
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Basehor, KS, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Basehor, KS has a median income of about $91,827 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,142 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $51,755. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,208 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      Kansas Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Kansas6.5%11.5%

      Kansas Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Kansas3.1%5.7%
      When assessing the complete cost of living in Basehor, 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 11.5%, and the Kansas sales tax is 6.5%. 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 3.1% to 5.7% in Kansas.

      Goods & Services

      ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.00$17.492.9%
      Beauty Salon $35.50$38.177.0%
      Toothpaste $1.95$2.3216.0%
      Shampoo $1.04$1.012.8%
      Movie $10.36$10.723.4%
      Bowling $17.40$13.8625.5%

      Groceries

      ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.69$3.9020.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4027.5%
      Milk $2.08$1.966.0%
      Potatoes $3.06$3.183.9%
      Pizza $9.79$10.395.8%
      Beer $8.42$9.238.8%

      Health Care

      ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $106.33$106.340.0%
      Doctor $136.48$115.2518.4%
      Dentist $103.00$98.384.7%
      Ibuprofen $8.98$9.263.0%
      Lipitor $491.85$466.475.4%

      Housing

      ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $194,500.00$184,700.005.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $977.42$1,273.3223.2%
      Apartment Rent $1,025.00$949.008.0%

      Transportation

      ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.55$2.591.8%
      Tire Balancing $47.90$48.902.0%

      Utilities

      ItemBasehorNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$156.97$167.606.3%
      Phone $186.87$163.4214.4%
      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.

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      Basehor, KS5,1671033%

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      Basehor, KS5,1671033%
      Source: The Basehor, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.