Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Great Bend is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Great Bend, Kansas is more expensive.

Source: Sperling's Best Places

Great Bend Cost of Living

There are many reasons to relocate your family and your home to Great Bend, but our cost of living is certainly towards the top of the list. As shown in the graph, Great Bend falls below the national average in overall cost of living and in most all categories, making our city a cost effective solution for your family and employees. 

What does it cost?

Corporate Costs

State Corporate Net Income Tax

Federal Corporate Net Income Tax

Sales Tax (exemptions)

The state sales tax is 6.5% with a local sales tax of 8.25%. Exemptions from the state sales tax important to business and industry include:

  • Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment

  • Utility 

        For details please click here. ​

Labor Costs

Barton County's Labor Costs are 27% lower than the Kansas average as well as 38% lower than the United States average!

Barton Co.


Average Hourly Wage



Average Hourly Wage

United States


Average Hourly Wage

3111 10th Street

Great Bend, KS 67530


T: 620.796.2407

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