Topeka had the highest cost of living with an index score of 96, followed by Dodge City at 95.3. Manhattan tied with Wichita for third at 92.4.
The latest cost of living index complied by the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association says Manhattan tied for the third most expensive city to live in the state out of the eight cities that participated.
Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President John Pagan said Lawrence did not participate.
Broken down into specific areas, Manhattan had the fourth highest cost of living index for groceries, second highest for housing, seventh for utilities, fifth for transportation, sixth in health care and fifth for miscellaneous goods and services.
The index says the national average is 100. New York City scored 242.9.