Topeka, Kansas gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 80, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 20.0 percent lower than the U.S. average and 3.7 percent higher than the average for Kansas.
A typical home costs $169,700, which is 49.8 percent less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 12.6 percent less expensive than the average Kansas home, at $194,100. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Topeka costs $940 per month, which is 34.3 percent more than the national average of $1,430 and 3.2 percent cheaper than the state average of $970.
To live comfortably in Topeka, Kansas, a minimum annual income of $32,400 for a family, and $28,400 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Topeka is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Topeka, Kansas is more expensive.
Topeka cost of living is 80.0