Kansas City, MO Cost of Living


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Kansas City cost of living score
88.4
Less expensive
11.6% lower
than the US average
3.3% higher
than the Missouri average
Kansas City, Missouri gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 88.4, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 11.6% lower than the U.S. average and 3.3% lower than the average for Missouri.

Kansas City, MO

Housing costs in Kansas City?
A typical home costs $222,100, which is 34.3% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 4.6% more expensive than the average Missouri home, at $212,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Kansas City costs $1,210 per month, which is 15.4% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 21.5% more than the state average of $950.

Can I afford Kansas City?
To live comfortably in Kansas City, Missouri, a minimum annual income of $42,480 for a family, and $41,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Kansas City?
Kansas City, Missouri is becoming an increasingly popular choice for those looking for excellent quality-of-life without spending too much. Homeowners can take advantage of various housing options ranging from single family homes to luxurious condo buildings - while renters have access to some great deals as well. Additionally, groceries and transportation costs remain quite reasonable when compared with other US cities - making Kansas City a great option if you need the most out of your money.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesKansas CityMissouriUnited States
  88.485.6100.0
  96.894.9100
  102.3104.3100.0
  67.066.5100.0
  $222,100$212,300$338,100
  101.4%98.5%100.0%
  88.786.2100.0
  92.285.6100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I was born and raised in the Kansas City area and have moved and come back twice. Kansas City has a lot to do, prices are very reasonable, and how can you beat having a  More

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KC has seriously grown over the last 20 years, specifically the downtown area. The city as a whole has become a more inviting place for younger generations as well with  More

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Over 3 years ago

I have lived in Kansas City my entire life. I've also lived in other states. Yes, there are bad guys/gals that live here. Can you name a big city that is  More

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