Lowell 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.
Cost of living index9589100
Goods & Services index8495100
Groceries index9094100
Health care index9195100
Housing indexn/a76100
Transportation index10293100
Utilities index12898100
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  • The cost of living in Lowell is 6% higher than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Lowell is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lowell is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.06$16.090.2%
Beauty Salon $22.76$37.3339.0%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.455.0%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0010.0%
Movie $11.66$10.2813.4%
Bowling $3.50$4.9329.0%


ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$3.801.1%
Fried Chicken $1.37$1.402.2%
Milk $2.00$2.010.2%
Potatoes $2.09$3.0130.5%
Pizza $7.95$9.8919.6%
Beer $8.64$8.902.9%

Health Care

ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.32$102.168.6%
Doctor $106.75$108.361.5%
Dentist $77.40$92.5316.3%
Ibuprofen $7.27$9.2821.6%
Lipitor $424.61$425.820.3%


ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $761.36$1,202.4436.7%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%


ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.11$2.246.2%
Tire Balancing $54.44$46.2917.6%


ItemLowellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$193.64$165.9616.7%
Phone $41.00$28.6842.9%
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.
Commerce, OK2,47178-22%
North Miami, OK37178-22%
Waco, MO5177-23%
Baxter Springs, KS4,05679-21%
Peoria, OK10679-21%
Lowell, KS33195-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mayetta, KS33187-13%
Danville, VT33111212%
Omaha, IL33174-26%
Cobalt, MO33180-20%
North Loup, NE33176-24%
Lowell, KS33195-5%
Source: The Lowell, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.
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