Wichita, KS Cost of Living

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Wichita cost of living score
Less expensive
17.2% lower
than the US average
0.4% lower
than the Kansas average
Wichita, Kansas gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 82.8, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 17.2% lower than the U.S. average and 0.4% higher than the average for Kansas.

Wichita, KS

Housing costs in Wichita?
A typical home costs $172,400, which is 49.0% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 11.2% less expensive than the average Kansas home, at $194,100. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Wichita costs $1,000 per month, which is 30.1% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 3.0% more than the state average of $970.

Can I afford Wichita?
To live comfortably in Wichita, Kansas, a minimum annual income of $33,120 for a family, and $30,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Wichita?
Wichita, Kansas boasts both affordability and fantastic attractions - allowing you to get the most value out of your money. Homeowners can find different housing choices ranging from low cost single family homes to spacious townhouses - while renters have access to more attractive deals nowadays. Moreover, groceries and transportation costs remain quite reasonable when compared with other parts of the country - making Wichita a wonderful option if you're looking for affordability.
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Grew up there in the 80s and moving back. It's very true about the feel-good blue skies and the friendliness of the communities. Wichita is perfect for those who want  More

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My comparison is to living in AZ, CO, NE & WY. Wichita is a nice city with a lot to do. It has history, art, live music, breweries, plenty of biking and walking trails.  More

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Over 4 years ago

I lived in Wichita for several years and it was a great place to live, low crime for such a large city. Very diverse, lots to do, plenty of jobs and beautiful  More

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