Cost of Living
Nearly all aspects of living costs in Harvey County are below national averages. Many of the aspects, with a few exceptions, are far below the national average. According to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association's (ACCRA) report for 2008, the composite cost of living index for the Wichita Metro area (Harvey County included) is 91.8. Most of the elements comprising the composite cost of living index in the Wichita MSA were also below the United States average.
INTERPRETING THE INDEX: The ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan, equals 100, and each participantís index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.
Harvey County Economic Development Council | 500 N. Main, St. 109 | P.O. Box 82
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