Meriden 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.
IndexMeridenKansasNational
Cost of living index8989100
IndexMeridenKansasNational
Goods & Services index10295100
Groceries index10294100
Health care index9695100
Housing index6376100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index10098100

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  • The cost of living in Meriden is equal to the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Meriden is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Meriden is 37% 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$71,750$5,979$1,674$2,153
Renters$37,143$3,095$867$1,114

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

ItemMeridenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.58$16.093.1%
Beauty Salon $29.20$37.3321.8%
Toothpaste $3.24$2.4532.2%
Shampoo $0.99$1.001.1%
Movie $9.60$10.286.6%
Bowling $5.44$4.9310.2%

Groceries

ItemMeridenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.81$3.800.3%
Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4027.4%
Milk $1.95$2.012.9%
Potatoes $2.84$3.015.8%
Pizza $9.89$9.890.0%
Beer $8.05$8.909.5%

Health Care

ItemMeridenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $118.63$102.1616.1%
Doctor $97.33$108.3610.2%
Dentist $86.87$92.536.1%
Ibuprofen $8.56$9.287.7%
Lipitor $443.22$425.824.1%

Housing

ItemMeridenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $105,200.00$184,700.0043.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $996.45$1,202.4417.1%
Apartment Rent $736.00$949.0022.4%

Transportation

ItemMeridenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$2.247.1%
Tire Balancing $44.40$46.294.1%

Utilities

ItemMeridenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.88$165.962.5%
Phone $30.00$28.684.6%
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.
Grantville, KS471000%
Denison, KS14382-18%
Valley Falls, KS1,08686-14%
Mayetta, KS33187-13%
Lecompton, KS56788-12%
Meriden, KS93089-11%

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Brooks, OR9301000%
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West Point, KY93082-18%
Goodfield, IL9311000%
Dagsboro, DE9311044%
Meriden, KS93089-11%
Source: The Meriden, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.