Bison 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.
IndexBisonKansasNational
Cost of living index7589100
IndexBisonKansasNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index9694100
Health care index9895100
Housing index2976100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index8798100

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  • The cost of living in Bison is 17% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Bison is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bison is 71% lower than the national average.
  • Kansas general sales tax is 28% higher than the national average.
  • Kansas state income tax is 30% 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$45,000$3,750$1,050$1,350
Renters$33,750$2,813$787$1,013

Kansas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Kansas6.5%10.15%

Kansas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Kansas2.9%5.2%

Goods & Services

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.35$16.094.6%
Beauty Salon $39.22$37.335.1%
Toothpaste $2.27$2.457.4%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0012.4%
Movie $9.55$10.287.1%
Bowling $3.50$4.9329.0%

Groceries

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.07$3.8019.3%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.405.7%
Milk $2.03$2.011.1%
Potatoes $2.38$3.0120.8%
Pizza $9.49$9.894.0%
Beer $8.19$8.907.9%

Health Care

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.72$102.169.4%
Doctor $100.33$108.367.4%
Dentist $95.50$92.533.2%
Ibuprofen $8.11$9.2812.6%
Lipitor $417.50$425.822.0%

Housing

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $38,600.00$184,700.0079.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,255.66$1,202.444.4%
Apartment Rent $444.00$949.0053.2%

Transportation

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$2.246.8%
Tire Balancing $45.25$46.292.3%

Utilities

ItemBisonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.34$165.968.2%
Phone $23.63$28.6817.6%
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.
Liebenthal, KS13071-29%
Galatia, KS1272-28%
Rush Center, KS16572-28%
Timken, KS5573-27%
Olmitz, KS15774-26%
Bison, KS21775-25%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Toronto, SD21780-20%
Sheridan, MO21772-28%
Springview, NE21777-23%
Rodman, NY21791-9%
So-Hi, AZ21778-22%
Bison, KS21775-25%
Source: The Bison, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.