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Wichita Metro Housing/Cost of Living

Cost of Living

Reasonable overall cost-of-living (particularly moderate housing costs) are a particularly effective personnel recruiting and retention inducement. Even with its many amenities, Wichita's overall cost-of-living index is a very moderate 89.7, 10.3% below the national urban area average of 100.

For current cost of living and housing data, visit the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition's (GWEDC) website

 

Section Highlights:
  • Wichita ranked No. 23  for small-business growth among the top 102 metro areas in the United States in 2013.
  • Wichita boasts an average commute time of 18.7 minutes.
  • The median sales price for an existing single-family home in the Wichita metro area was $114,200 in the first quarter of 2014 according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Wichita is home to 40 museums and galleries.