Cost of Living in Kansas City

Summary of cost of living in Kansas City, MO, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 $ 11.50-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 45.00-110.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $ 9.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 3.50-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 6.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.92 $ 3.00-9.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $ 1.50-3.07
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 $ 1.50-5.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.15 $ 3.43-5.29
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.02 $ 1.39-4.19
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 $ 0.89-3.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.00 $ 2.03-3.79
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.91 $ 3.50-12.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.25 $ 3.00-8.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.78 $ 4.00-8.25
Apples (1 lb) 2.14 $ 1.00-2.50
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 $ 0.50-1.35
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.00-5.00
Tomato (1 lb) 3.09 $ 1.00-3.49
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $ 0.80-1.79
Onion (1 lb) 1.40 $ 1.00-3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.13 $ 1.29-2.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $ 1.00-4.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 10.00-27.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $ 1.73-2.86
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.41 $ 1.65-7.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $ 6.81-8.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.00 $ 0.00-0.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 0.00 $ 0.00-0.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 1.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.55 $ 2.10-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 21.00 $ 20.00-22.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.18 $ 2.69-3.49
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,336.95 $ 35,000.00-36,336.95
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,220.82 $ 26,592.14-30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 227.76 $ 151.79-406.64
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50.00 $ 40.00-70.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.46 $ 50.00-79.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.33 $ 40.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.00 $ 30.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.50 $ 12.00-16.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,764.17 $ 1,100.00-2,046.25
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,840.00 $ 28,840.00-28,840.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.44 $ 30.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.25 $ 30.00-89.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.22 $ 60.00-159.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 159.88 $ 100.00-259.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,359.00 $ 1,100.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,054.55 $ 900.00-1,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,481.25 $ 1,950.00-3,875.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,683.33 $ 1,350.00-2,675.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 265.67 $ 170.00-699.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 172.34 $ 150.00-200.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,383.25 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.61 6.19-6.80

Prices in Kansas City, Missouri

This city had 415 entries in the past 12 months by 47 different contributors.
Last update: May 2024
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3 Comments so far
steve on Jan 29, 2021:
some areas really nice, others basically are awful places to be. The plaza use to be great but has really deteriorated . cost of housing is great and lots of jobs.
Sujat Ahmed on Aug 26, 2020:
Is it ok with 28000 USD per annum for food, accomodation, health insurance, tution fees to Kansas State University? I am interested in a PhD program of Kansas State University which provide Graduate Research Assistantship with 28000USD per annum including tution fees.
Anonymous on Aug 24, 2020:
Is it ok with 28000 USD per annum for food, accomodation, health insurance, tution fees to Kansas State University? I am interested in a PhD program of Kansas State University which provide Graduate Research Assistantship with 28000USD per annum including tution fees.