Lawrence, KS Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Lawrence's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Lawrence is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Lawrence, KS?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Lawrence has an overall cost of living index of 93 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Kansas, Lawrence has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Kansas's index of 89.

The standard of living in Lawrence ranks as #2224 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Kansas. By definition, that implies Lawrence ranks as the #4182 most expensive place in the Sunflower State.

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Lawrence Cost Of Living Vs. Kansas

Living Expense Lawrence Kansas National Average
Overall 93 89 100
Services 89 93 100
Groceries 94 93 100
Health 95 99 100
Housing 94 76 100
Transportation 100 95 100
Utilities 96 98 100
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Lawrence, KS Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Kansas, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Lawrence Kansas United States
Median Home Value $188,100 $145,400 $204,900
Median Rent $892 $831 $1,023
Median Income $50,429 $57,422 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.7x 2.5x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.17x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Lawrence

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Lawrence
Olathe, KS 135,986 103 1.1x
Lenexa, KS 53,051 107 1.2x
Leawood, KS 34,570 130 1.4x
Liberty, MO 30,928 97 1.0x
Raymore, MO 20,743 102 1.1x
Smithville, MO 9,541 99 1.1x
Eudora, KS 6,745 95 1.0x
Parkville, MO 6,524 116 1.2x
De Soto, KS 6,138 100 1.1x
Tonganoxie, KS 5,073 95 1.0x

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