Buffalo 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.
IndexBuffaloKansasNational
Cost of living index7289100
IndexBuffaloKansasNational
Goods & Services index8795100
Groceries index9994100
Health care index8995100
Housing index2676100
Transportation index8893100
Utilities index10298100

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  • The cost of living in Buffalo is 19% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Buffalo is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Buffalo is 74% 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$36,389$3,032$849$1,092
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.94$16.0919.5%
Beauty Salon $32.01$37.3314.3%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4519.2%
Shampoo $0.83$1.0017.5%
Movie $5.98$10.2841.8%
Bowling $3.93$4.9320.3%

Groceries

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.90$3.802.4%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4017.4%
Milk $1.59$2.0120.9%
Potatoes $2.90$3.013.6%
Pizza $8.46$9.8914.4%
Beer $8.53$8.904.2%

Health Care

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.58$102.1627.0%
Doctor $90.02$108.3616.9%
Dentist $83.09$92.5310.2%
Ibuprofen $8.41$9.289.4%
Lipitor $414.07$425.822.8%

Housing

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
Home Price $26,700.00$184,700.0085.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.18$1,202.4430.5%
Apartment Rent $495.00$949.0047.8%

Transportation

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.07$2.247.7%
Tire Balancing $37.02$46.2920.0%

Utilities

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.21$165.960.7%
Phone $29.92$28.684.3%
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.
Coyville, KS4992-8%
Benedict, KS9268-32%
Piqua, KS17870-30%
Toronto, KS29971-29%
New Albany, KS3671-29%
Buffalo, KS32172-28%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Carpenter, WY3211011%
Lawrence, NE32177-23%
Bramwell, WV32183-17%
Swanville, MN32189-11%
Natoma, KS32170-30%
Buffalo, KS32172-28%
Source: The Buffalo, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.