Preston 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.
IndexPrestonKansasNational
Cost of living index7789100
IndexPrestonKansasNational
Goods & Services index9795100
Groceries index8994100
Health care index10295100
Housing index3576100
Transportation index9393100
Utilities index9598100

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  • The cost of living in Preston is 14% lower than the Kansas average.
  • The cost of living in Preston is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Preston is 65% 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$37,000$3,083$863$1,110
Renters$41,250$3,438$962$1,238

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

ItemPrestonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.25$16.095.2%
Beauty Salon $27.77$37.3325.6%
Toothpaste $1.81$2.4526.2%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0011.7%
Movie $9.55$10.287.1%
Bowling $7.30$4.9348.0%

Groceries

ItemPrestonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.80$3.800.0%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.403.8%
Milk $1.50$2.0125.1%
Potatoes $2.70$3.0110.4%
Pizza $8.82$9.8910.7%
Beer $8.29$8.906.8%

Health Care

ItemPrestonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $146.00$102.1642.9%
Doctor $117.00$108.368.0%
Dentist $88.31$92.534.6%
Ibuprofen $8.50$9.288.4%
Lipitor $423.02$425.820.7%

Housing

ItemPrestonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $30,700.00$184,700.0083.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $955.28$1,202.4420.6%
Apartment Rent $725.00$949.0023.6%

Transportation

ItemPrestonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.243.3%
Tire Balancing $40.17$46.2913.2%

Utilities

ItemPrestonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.35$165.961.4%
Phone $25.42$28.6811.4%
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.
Sylvia, KS25674-26%
Turon, KS33574-26%
Langdon, KS2874-26%
Penalosa, KS1577-23%
Stafford, KS1,12477-23%
Preston, KS16777-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lohman, MO16792-8%
Concord, IL16785-15%
Everetts, NC16787-13%
Black, AL16780-20%
Mier, IN16799-1%
Preston, KS16777-23%
Source: The Preston, KS cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.