College towns index

Select college towns relative to Manhattan KS

 

Total Grocery Housing Utilities Trans'n  Health  MIsc.
Dallas 105.1 102.4 105.9 104.3 99.6 103.7 107.4
Austin 98.0 88.7 99.1 96.5 90.4 101.7 102.7
Ames 97.9 97.4 96.1 90.4 104.2 100.7 99.8
Lincoln 94.6 95.9 80.0 91.2 98.6 104.3 104.4
Morgantown WVa 93.4 92.3 84.9 90.3 86.8 90.4 103.6
Columbia Mo. 93.1 95.6 81.1 99.5 90.6 102.8 99.3
Lubbock 92.7 100.7 84.4 94.0 96.2 99.1 94.3
Waco, Texas 91.6 79.2 94.6 102.3 97.9 96.1 96.9
Norman, Okla. 91.2 94.2 81.2 96.3 100.2 94.1 93.9
Fayetteville, Ark. 87.0 92.8 71.0 89.4 91.8 87.0 95.7
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index Second Quarter 2018 (published August 2018)
Compare one city's index as a percentage of another's; i.e., US Average = 100; Manhattan KS = 92.1; difference = 7.9; Manhattan's Cost of Living 7.9% below national average.
Index derived from more than 60 items grouped into (6) categories, grocery, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, miscellaneous goods and services.