College towns index

Big 12 and select Midwest college towns relative to Manhattan KS

 

Total Grocery Housing Utilities Trans'n  Health  MIsc.
Dallas 105.4 107.0 106.3 105.8 98.4 105.4 105.9
Austin 98.4 88.9 100.6 96.5 91.2 104.2 102.0
Ames 98.0 96.1 96.3 90.2 104.0 100.2 100.3
Morgantown WVa
94.5 96.0 88.3 89.3 87.4 91.8 102.9
Lincoln 94.4 97.5 80.7 91.0 97.2 103.5 103.7
Columbia Mo. 92.9 96.6 81.5 99.6 91.4 101.5 94.9
Lubbock 92.5 98.6 86.0 93.1 91.2 100.2 94.9
Waco, Texas 90.7 80.4 85.0 100.6 97.8 96.6 94.2
Norman, Okla. 89.8 92.4 80.1 95.5 100.3 94.5 92.1
Fayetteville, Ark. 86.5 92.5 73.0 89.6 93.0 87.0 93.1
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index 2018 annual average data (published Jan. 2019)
Compare one city's index as a percentage of another's; i.e., US Average = 100; Manhattan KS = 91.0; difference = 9.0; Manhattan's Cost of Living 9% below national average.
Index derived from more than 60 items grouped into (6) categories, grocery, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, miscellaneous goods and services.