College towns index

Select college towns relative to Manhattan KS

 

Total Grocery Housing Utilities Trans'n  Health  MIsc.
Dallas 102.0 98.0 103.1 107.0 94.1 101.6 103.5
Austin 96.2 90.3 100.0 82.0 90.9 100.3 100.8
Morgantown 96.8 101.8 87.4 89.0 101.7 93.4 103.4
Columbia 92.2 95.4 80.4 98.4 94.6 100.8 96.9
Ames 89.7 89.1 91.6 81.1 102.4 100.7 86.2
Lincoln 93.5 94.4 80.9 71.4 102.4 102.6 106.0
Norman 89.5 93.8 77.6 93.2 87.3 92.1 96.5
Lubbock 91.6 96.6 81.5 100.9 89.2 97.9 95.0
Waco 92.7 84.5 82.2 102.7 95.5 94.2 100.2
Fayetteville 87.8 94.7 74.3 98.2 85.0 87.2 93.6
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index 3rd quarter 2017 (published Oct. 2017)
Compare one city's index as a percentage of another's; i.e., US Average = 100; Manhattan KS = 91.2; difference = 8.8; Manhattan's Cost of Living 8.8% 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.