College towns index

Select college towns relative to Manhattan KS

 

Total Grocery Housing Utilities Trans'n  Health  MIsc.
Dallas 102.1 95.1 104.9 104.8 99.3 101.5 102.5
Austin 97.5 88.1 101.9 88.2 93.3 99.7 100.9
Morgantown 95.9 103.5 87.2 88.8 97.7 91.7 102.0
Lincoln 93.4 96.5 82.6 72.1 101.8 102.8 103.5
Columbia 92.9 98.2 81.7 97.8 94.6 100.7 96.9
Ames 92.7 91.1 95.4 80.1 106.9 100.0 90.0
Lubbock 91.7 95.4 82.2 101.1 92.2 99.3 94.1
Waco 90.9 83.0 81.5 106.5 96.8 93.0 95.4
Norman 90.6 96.4 74.0 101.9 84.8 90.3 100.2
Fayetteville 89.4 93.6 75.8 95.1 85.1 88.7 98.2
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index End of Year 2017 (published Jan. 2018)
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.