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How affordable is Wichita? Here’s how monthly bills in the city compare to US average

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BY LINDSAY SMITH

Wichitans spend less money on bills each year than the average American, according to one analysis released by online bill-pay company doxo. The analysis found the average Wichita household spends $1,813 on bills each month, coming out to more than $21,000 a year. But that’s $2,807 less than the American yearly average, the company reports. Paying for bills takes up 38% of Wichita’s average household income, pinned at $60,566, according to doxoINSIGHTS.

The firm used data on actual bill payment activity from more than 8 million American households in the analysis, the website reports. Bills in Wichita could be going up, however. In April, major energy provider Evergy requested a 9.7% utility rate increase for customers living in the city, as well as Hutchinson, Topeka and Pittsburg.

If approved, the rate hike would add an additional $14.24 each month on average, starting at the end of the year. Here’s a look at Wichita’s monthly bill cost and how it compares to the U.S. and other Kansas locations.

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