Living in Kansas

Live, work and play in the heart of America

Kansas offers something for everyone. High quality of life. Low cost of living. Urban excitement. Rural comfort and charm. Great education. An abundance of career opportunities. Short commute times. Amazing entertainment. Arts and culture. Safe communities. Friendly neighbors. Four real seasons. Clear, starry nights. And so much more.

As Kansans, we’ve heard it a million times – there’s no place like home and, we tend to agree. There’s no better place than Kansas to make your home.

Low cost of living

13.5%

cost of living is 13.5% less than the national average

6.5%

state sales tax

5.7%

top individual income tax rate

Kansas is home to the world’s best barbeque…no contest!

Quality educational opportunities

#15

ranked state for K-12 education

15:1

student-teacher ratio

90.7%

of residents with a high school diploma or higher

#13

ranked state for higher ed

40

public universities and colleges

Endless career opportunities

Kansas is home to a vibrant community of individuals with diverse interests, and opportunities exist for everyone to find a career they enjoy and that provides a comfortable way of life. Whether you prefer to work with your hands in a skilled trade, go to work in a local business or corporate headquarters or do your own thing and start your own business, Kansas is ripe with opportunity and ready to welcome you.

33,000+

jobs available

19-minute

average commute time

225

sunny days per year

#8

friendliest state

Leawood, Topeka and Wichita ranked in Wallethub’s 2020 list of Top Cities to Live

An abundance of outdoor adventure

In a nation of natural treasures, Kansas’ 28 state parks shine like diamonds. Bike or hike hundreds of miles of trails. Catch a record blue catfish in our lakes and rivers. Or, just enjoy the beach with your family on a beautiful Kansas summer day.

Amazing sports experiences

We love our sports and support our teams. Whether you’re cheering on your kid’s softball or flag football teams, chanting “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” in the birthplace of basketball or kickin’ it at a Kansas City Sporting soccer game, you’ll be in good company with some of the best sports fans in the nation.

The opportunities to live, work and play offered in the heart of America are second to none.

Come home to Kansas.

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