College towns index

Select college towns relative to Manhattan KS

 

Total Grocery Housing Utilities Trans'n  Health  MIsc.
Dallas 106.3 114.8 105.7 107.7 96.5 106.3 105.6
Ames 98.2 91.2 93.4 89.9 102.0 97.8 106.1
Austin 97.6 87.5 99.6 96.4 86.8 103.0 102.3
Morgantown 96.8 103.1 90.7 87.2 93.9 93.2 103.3
Lincoln 95.5 98.3 81.7 91.3 101.8 105.0 103.9
Columbia 93.1 96.1 81.2 99.5 89.7 102.4 99.5
Lubbock 91.3 96.4 83.3 91.3 88.1 101.0 95.4
Norman 89.2 91.6 78.4 93.7 97.7 94.0 93.0
Waco 88.5 78.4 84.6 96.4 95.7 92.4 90.9
Fayetteville 87.4 94.5 72.1 90.9 89.2 89.3 95.3
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index First Quarter 2018 (published May 2018)
Compare one city's index as a percentage of another's; i.e., US Average = 100; Manhattan KS = 91.3; difference = 8.7; Manhattan's Cost of Living 8.7% below the national average.
Index derived from more than 60 items grouped into (6) categories, grocery, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, miscellaneous goods and services.