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Overall 10%
Goods & Services 2%
Housing 38%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexWestside SouthKansas CityMissouri
Cost of living909491
Goods & Services10210296
Groceries10410499
Health care10710799
Housing627878
Transportation979795
Utilities989898

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Westside South is 2% lower than the Kansas City average
  • The cost of living in Westside South is 10% lower than the national average
  • Westside South housing is 38% lower than the national average
  • Missouri general sales tax is 17% lower than the national average
  • Missouri state income tax is 33% lower 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)
      Household$40,769$3,397$951$1,223

      Missouri Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Missouri4.225%10.85%

      Missouri Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Missouri1.5%5.4%

      Goods & Services

      ItemKansas CityNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.00$17.492.9%
      Beauty Salon $35.50$38.177.0%
      Toothpaste $1.95$2.3216.0%
      Shampoo $1.04$1.012.8%
      Movie $10.36$10.723.4%
      Bowling $17.40$13.8625.5%

      Groceries

      ItemKansas CityNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.69$3.9020.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4027.5%
      Milk $2.08$1.966.0%
      Potatoes $3.06$3.183.9%
      Pizza $9.79$10.395.8%
      Beer $8.42$9.238.8%

      Health Care

      ItemKansas CityNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $106.33$106.340.0%
      Doctor $136.48$115.2518.4%
      Dentist $103.00$98.384.7%
      Ibuprofen $8.98$9.263.0%
      Lipitor $491.85$466.475.4%

      Housing

      ItemKansas CityNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $135,900.00$184,700.0026.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $977.42$1,273.3223.2%
      Apartment Rent $826.00$949.0013.0%

      Transportation

      ItemKansas CityNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.55$2.591.8%
      Tire Balancing $47.90$48.902.0%

      Utilities

      ItemKansas CityNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$156.97$167.606.3%
      Phone $186.87$163.4214.4%
      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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      River Bend, MO11011%
      Randolph, MO2286-14%
      Sugar Creek, MO3,32788-12%
      Birmingham, MO22788-12%
      Kansas City, KS149,75588-12%
      Kansas City, MO471,76794-6%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Mesa, AZ470,45695-5%
      Long Beach, CA469,79313939%
      Sacramento, CA484,53011919%
      Atlanta, GA456,3781088%
      Virginia Beach, VA449,73311010%
      Kansas City, MO471,76794-6%
      Source: The Westside South, Kansas City, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.