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Overall 15%
Goods & Services 3%
Housing 48%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBelle PlaineKansasNational
Cost of living8589100
Goods & Services10393100
Groceries9493100
Health care9699100
Housing5276100
Transportation9795100
Utilities9898100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Belle Plaine is 4% lower than the Kansas average
  • The cost of living in Belle Plaine is 15% lower than the national average
  • Belle Plaine housing is 48% lower than the national average
  • Kansas general sales tax is 28% higher than the national average
  • Kansas state income tax is 26% 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$57,250$4,771$1,336$1,718
      Renters$32,891$2,741$767$987

      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%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBelle PlaineNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.80$17.491.8%
      Beauty Salon $41.00$38.177.4%
      Toothpaste $1.83$2.3221.2%
      Shampoo $0.89$1.0112.0%
      Movie $9.38$10.7212.5%
      Bowling $12.80$13.867.7%

      Groceries

      ItemBelle PlaineNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.68$3.905.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.31$1.406.1%
      Milk $1.53$1.9622.0%
      Potatoes $2.89$3.189.2%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $8.79$9.234.8%

      Health Care

      ItemBelle PlaineNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $159.80$106.3450.3%
      Doctor $105.05$115.258.9%
      Dentist $86.60$98.3812.0%
      Ibuprofen $8.24$9.2611.0%
      Lipitor $488.14$466.474.6%

      Housing

      ItemBelle PlaineNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $74,000.00$184,700.0059.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $921.11$1,273.3227.7%
      Apartment Rent $751.00$949.0020.9%

      Transportation

      ItemBelle PlaineNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.45$2.595.3%
      Tire Balancing $50.63$48.903.5%

      Utilities

      ItemBelle PlaineNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$157.50$167.606.0%
      Phone $186.00$163.4213.8%
      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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Oaklawn-Sunview, KS3,03779-21%
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      Oxford, KS1,06584-16%
      Udall, KS64484-16%
      Belle Plaine, KS1,58885-15%

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