Cost of living in Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Summary of cost of living in Kansas City, Missouri

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,645
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,531
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Kansas City, Missouri
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.44
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.04
12 eggs, large $5.11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.54
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of coca-cola $2.47
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.21
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,894
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,626
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $246
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,379
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $972
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $231
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $61
40” flat screen tv $230
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $191
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $19
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $60
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $68
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $99
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $111
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,376
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.88
Monthly ticket public transport $52
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $21
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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) $29
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $91
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.73
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.87
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.29
Tube of toothpaste $1.86
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $22
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $44
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $200
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $6
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.86
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $484
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district $60
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 152 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2024

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