Norton 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.
IndexNortonKansasNational
Cost of living index8089100
IndexNortonKansasNational
Goods & Services index8995100
Groceries index9694100
Health care index9695100
Housing index4876100
Transportation index9893100
Utilities index10198100

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  • The cost of living in Norton is 10% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Norton is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Norton is 52% 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$51,190$4,266$1,194$1,536
Renters$38,939$3,245$909$1,168

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

ItemNortonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.74$16.0927.0%
Beauty Salon $25.40$37.3332.0%
Toothpaste $2.54$2.453.6%
Shampoo $1.02$1.002.2%
Movie $8.32$10.2819.1%
Bowling $4.97$4.930.8%

Groceries

ItemNortonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.36$3.8011.7%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4020.1%
Milk $1.97$2.012.0%
Potatoes $2.81$3.016.6%
Pizza $10.67$9.898.0%
Beer $7.93$8.9010.8%

Health Care

ItemNortonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.26$102.169.7%
Doctor $103.85$108.364.2%
Dentist $80.57$92.5312.9%
Ibuprofen $9.77$9.285.3%
Lipitor $456.38$425.827.2%

Housing

ItemNortonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $62,500.00$184,700.0066.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,285.36$1,202.446.9%
Apartment Rent $780.00$949.0017.8%

Transportation

ItemNortonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.22$2.241.0%
Tire Balancing $43.96$46.295.0%

Utilities

ItemNortonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$107.75$165.9635.1%
Phone $41.42$28.6844.4%
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.
Edmond, KS6370-30%
Almena, KS51877-23%
Norton, KS2,83680-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
South Rosemary, NC2,83685-15%
Fairview, PA2,83697-3%
Hayfork, CA2,83711414%
Riverview, MO2,83582-18%
Bushnell, IL2,83874-26%
Norton, KS2,83680-20%
Source: The Norton, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.