Cost of Living in Wichita, KS

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1661
$3742
🛋️ Without rent
$721
$2176
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$940
$1566
🍽️ Food
$531
$1379
🚐 Transport
$64.1
$179
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4601
😀 Quality of life
83
🏙️ Population
398K

The average cost of living in Wichita is $1661, which is in the top 26% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2445th out of 9294 in our global list, 1889th out of 2202 in the United States, and 13th out of 24 in Kansas State.

The median after-tax salary is $4601, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.8 months. Ranked 286th (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 67th best city to live in the United States, and 1st most liveable city in Kansas State. With an estimated population of 398K, Wichita is the 51st largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 10 km McConnell Air Force Base
😷 Air quality Good 11.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 879 Wichita State University
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Prices in Wichita

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$42.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.95
 Cappuccino
$4.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1004
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$691
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1257
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1327
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$63.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1529
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1260
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$4.03
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.06
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.16
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.57
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$48.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$87.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$11.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$549
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6774

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