College towns index

Select college towns relative to Manhattan KS

 

Total Grocery Housing Utilities Trans'n  Health  MIsc.
Dallas 103.7 102.7 107.5 104.4 95.7 105.1 102.8
Austin 99.7 89.7 103.3 96.6 96.6 106.1 101.6
Ames 97.4 98.8 97.2 90.5 104.0 102.8 96.7
Lincoln 93.7 97.9 78.5 91.3 91.0 102.9 104.6
Columbia Mo. 92.7  97.4 79.7 99.7 93.8 101.5 98.0
Morgantown WVa 92.5 92.7 86.8 90.4 81.7 90.2 100.6
Lubbock 92.2 98.0 87.8 94.1 88.1 100.5 93.0
Waco, Texas 91.2 82.7 85.1 102.4 95.9 100.1 93.8
Norman, Okla. 88.9 91.0 77.8 96.4 98.8 94.4 91.5
Fayetteville, Ark. 85.8 90.0 74.0 89.4 96.2 84.5 90.2
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index Third Quarter 2018 (published Oct. 2018)
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.