Cost of Living in Kansas City, MO, United States

Prices in Kansas City, MO

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Restaurants [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $
Cappuccino (regular) 4.17 $
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.70 $
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.43 $
Markets [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.94 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.90 $
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.40 $
Eggs (12) 2.00 $
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.30 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.17 $
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.50 $
Apples (1 lb) 1.78 $
Banana (1 lb) 1.00 $
Oranges (1 lb) 1.92 $
Tomato (1 lb) 1.50 $
Potato (1 lb) 1.07 $
Onion (1 lb) 1.00 $
Lettuce (1 head) 1.25 $
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.06 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.25 $
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.50 $
Transportation [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.90 $
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.05 $
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 $
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.28 $
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,500.00 $
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 199.54 $
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.00 $
Sports And Leisure [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.12 $
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
Clothing And Shoes [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.38 $
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.75 $
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.25 $
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.11 $
Rent Per Month [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 820.62 $
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 651.00 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,292.86 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 936.25 $
Buy Apartment Price [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 152.50 $
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 113.42 $
Salaries And Financing [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,270.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.42

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Last update: October, 2015

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5 Comments so far
#Sherry464 on Aug 06, 2015 :
I am considering taking a new position work that would require me to move to Kansas City. I currently live in North Carolina and it is common to find garage apartments that include all utilities for an average of $600/month. I was wondering if it is likely that I could find the same thing in Kansas City?
#Bingo on Aug 01, 2015 :
@cecilia, i dont think so. Lets do a conservative estimate here. Say you live in 3 bedroom apartment outside of center, your monthly rent + utility will be (198+972)/3=$390, and lets say you spend $12 every day on meal(which probably will not be enough),ur monthly meal cost would be $360.And lets say ur phone plan is $50 . 390+360+50=800. These basics alone already cost u 800 on a very conservative basis(even before i include internet/transportation). You still need to buy other necessities like shampoos/shower gel,etc. As a graduate student u.probably need to spend on study materials too. And you cant shop or have social life at all. So unless you have any other source of income (like support from parents), i dont think you can survive with the 800. Last but not least, in real life, you cant count on a conservative estimate and live under a tight budget; you have to plan for the unexpected circumstances too(sickness for.example). Most importantly, you should make most out of your J1 experience and not limit your social life because of a tight budget.
#Cecilia on Jun 26, 2015 :
Hi everyone... I would really thank you if you could help me. I have won a small scholarship that would leave me with 800 per month to live (housing, food, etc.), after paying for tuition and fees of a graduate program at UMKC. Is that enough?? I won't be able to work (I just have a J1 visa for students, and I do not have any savings (at least not in dollars, and not significant at all!).

My decision depends crucially on the cost of living... so I would like your honest opinion on this.

Thank you for your help!!!
##bjc on Apr 14, 2015 :
#dalton, your an idiot! First of all, WHICH... Second, check your math. Work weeks in Kansas City are 40 hours. I'd line up how to do the math, but I figure you'll still get it wrong. This would indicate that the *average* salary is $31,426.68... want to guess what that calculates to per hour? I'll give you a hint - it's not $77! In fact, you were all over it with your hypothesis at the end.
#dalton on Mar 26, 2015 :
this says the aver" Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,618.89 $" witch would put the average hourly wage at 77$ per hour.... should be closer to 15-20$ an hour at best.

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