Caldwell 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.
IndexCaldwellKansasNational
Cost of living index7889100
IndexCaldwellKansasNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index9794100
Health care index9395100
Housing index3376100
Transportation index8993100
Utilities index11798100

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  • The cost of living in Caldwell is 12% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Caldwell is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Caldwell is 67% 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$50,583$4,215$1,180$1,518
Renters$20,417$1,701$476$613

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

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $9.56$16.0940.6%
Beauty Salon $30.75$37.3317.6%
Toothpaste $1.79$2.4527.0%
Shampoo $0.92$1.007.7%
Movie $8.83$10.2814.1%
Bowling $3.09$4.9337.4%

Groceries

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.23$3.8015.0%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4015.8%
Milk $2.03$2.011.3%
Potatoes $2.50$3.0117.0%
Pizza $9.45$9.894.4%
Beer $8.48$8.904.7%

Health Care

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.78$102.160.6%
Doctor $65.66$108.3639.4%
Dentist $104.75$92.5313.2%
Ibuprofen $9.15$9.281.4%
Lipitor $414.69$425.822.6%

Housing

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $48,300.00$184,700.0073.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $960.08$1,202.4420.2%
Apartment Rent $450.00$949.0052.6%

Transportation

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.2411.5%
Tire Balancing $41.44$46.2910.5%

Utilities

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$165.03$165.960.6%
Phone $39.99$28.6839.4%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Freeport, KS01000%
Renfrow, OK1372-28%
Bluff City, KS13271-29%
Hunnewell, KS7974-26%
South Haven, KS30280-20%
Caldwell, KS1,13778-22%

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King Arthur Park, MT1,13799-1%
Iva, SC1,13780-20%
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Joseph City, AZ1,13791-9%
Mallory, WV1,13787-13%
Caldwell, KS1,13778-22%
Source: The Caldwell, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.