College towns index

Select college towns relative to Manhattan KS

 

Total Grocery Housing Utilities Trans'n  Health  MIsc.
Dallas 100.8 95.8 105.1 105.9 101.2 99.0 97.9
Austin 96.5 86.5 101.5 83.7 92.4 99.7 101.0
Morgantown 95.9 102.0 88.5 87.5 91.5 89.8 103.7
Columbia 93.1 98.6 82.1 100.9 95.0 98.6 96.1
Ames 92.8 91.3 94.3 79.6 108.5 100.9 90.9
Lincoln 92.3 96.5 81.3 73.3 98.8 102.8 101.8
Norman 91.0 98.0 72.6 110.1 83.9 89.2 99.3
Lubbock 91.0  94.5 82.2 99.4 91.4  99.1 93.0
Waco 90.0  81.7 78.9 70.7  98.2 92.3  94.6
Fayetteville 88.1  90.5 75.9 91.9 84.4 90.3 99.4
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index second quarter 2017 (published Aug. 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.