Elk City 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.
IndexElk CityKansasNational
Cost of living index7089100
IndexElk CityKansasNational
Goods & Services index7993100
Groceries index9393100
Health care index9799100
Housing index3276100
Transportation index8595100
Utilities index9898100
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  • The cost of living in Elk City is 21% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Elk City is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Elk City is 68% lower 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$30,000$2,500$700$900
      Renters$18,750$1,563$437$563

      Kansas Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Kansas6.5%11.5%

      Kansas Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Kansas3.1%5370%

      Goods & Services

      ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $12.50$17.4928.5%
      Beauty Salon $30.33$38.1720.5%
      Toothpaste $1.93$2.3216.8%
      Shampoo $0.89$1.0112.0%
      Movie $5.69$10.7246.9%
      Bowling $10.00$13.8627.9%

      Groceries

      ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.19$3.9018.2%
      Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4022.6%
      Milk $1.15$1.9641.4%
      Potatoes $2.99$3.186.1%
      Pizza $9.62$10.397.4%
      Beer $8.90$9.233.6%

      Health Care

      ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $85.00$106.3420.1%
      Doctor $105.50$115.258.5%
      Dentist $104.00$98.385.7%
      Ibuprofen $7.98$9.2613.8%
      Lipitor $469.00$466.470.5%

      Housing

      ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $27,500.00$184,700.0085.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $900.14$1,273.3229.3%
      Apartment Rent $682.00$949.0028.1%

      Transportation

      ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.49$2.594.0%
      Tire Balancing $33.50$48.9031.5%

      Utilities

      ItemElk CityNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$156.85$167.606.4%
      Phone $188.10$163.4215.1%
      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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      Source: The Elk City, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.