Cost of living in Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Summary of cost of living in Kansas City, Missouri

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,771
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,972

List of prices in Kansas City, Missouri
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.97
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.87
12 eggs, large $2.26
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.66
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.43
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.66
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.67
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $1.88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.12
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,581
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,111
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $244
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,166
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $648
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $158
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $39
40” flat screen tv $263
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $188
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $21
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $49
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $45
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $99
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,909
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.61
Monthly ticket public transport $52
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $15
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $111
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $5.28
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.87
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.62
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.55
Tube of toothpaste $2.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $36
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $164
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.58
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $430
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district $45
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 33 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2022

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