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The following is a summary of data regarding several key cost of living factors in the Kansas City area.

Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing

  US       KC
 Total $171,900  $156,000


Percent of Owner Occupied vs. Renter Occupied Housing

  US       KC
Owner Occupied 63.9% 65.8%
Renter Occupied 36.1% 34.2%

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, 1-year Estimates.

  • 2013 (Annual Average) Cost of Living Index:  99.2 (MSA) 100.0 (U.S.)
     Source:  C2ER. 

Economic Information: Kansas City Area Development Council,30 West Pershing Road, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64108; telephone (816) 221-2121; fax (816)842-2865; email

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