Junction 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.
IndexJunction CityKansasNational
Cost of living index8889100
IndexJunction CityKansasNational
Goods & Services index8993100
Groceries index9493100
Health care index9499100
Housing index8076100
Transportation index8995100
Utilities index10198100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Junction City, KS is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Junction City, KS enjoy a cost of living index of 88. This index is equal to the Kansas average, and 12% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Junction City, KS, the average cost of goods and services is 4% lower than it is in Kansas, and it is 11% lower than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Junction City is equal to the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Junction City is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Junction City is 20% 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$61,695$5,141$1,439$1,851
      Renters$40,259$3,355$939$1,208
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Junction City, KS as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Junction City, KS homeowners, is $61,695. This would allow for a maximum of $1,439 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $40,259 which would result in a maximum of $939 to be spent on rental costs.

      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%
      When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Junction City, KS, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Kansas, as well as the rate for income tax in Kansas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Kansas is 11.5%, and the sales tax in the state of Kansas is 6.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Kansas starts from 3.1% and goes up to 5.7%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.38$17.4912.1%
      Beauty Salon $31.33$38.1717.9%
      Toothpaste $2.02$2.3213.0%
      Shampoo $0.86$1.0115.0%
      Movie $10.99$10.722.5%
      Bowling $12.00$13.8613.4%

      Groceries

      ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.49$3.9010.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.8%
      Milk $1.69$1.9613.9%
      Potatoes $2.99$3.186.1%
      Pizza $9.50$10.398.6%
      Beer $8.33$9.239.7%

      Health Care

      ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $157.50$106.3448.1%
      Doctor $90.00$115.2521.9%
      Dentist $87.50$98.3811.1%
      Ibuprofen $8.65$9.266.6%
      Lipitor $496.32$466.476.4%

      Housing

      ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $133,400.00$184,700.0027.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,127.79$1,273.3211.4%
      Apartment Rent $942.00$949.000.7%

      Transportation

      ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.49$2.594.0%
      Tire Balancing $38.60$48.9021.1%

      Utilities

      ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$165.78$167.601.1%
      Phone $188.03$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 Junction City, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.