Little Rock, AR Cost of Living


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Little Rock cost of living score
80.7
Less expensive
19.3% lower
than the US average
4.1% higher
than the Arkansas average
Little Rock, Arkansas gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 80.7, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 19.3% lower than the U.S. average and 4.1% lower than the average for Arkansas.

Little Rock, AR

Housing costs in Little Rock?
A typical home costs $188,000, which is 44.4% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 3.4% more expensive than the average Arkansas home, at $181,800. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Little Rock costs $960 per month, which is 32.9% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 12.5% more than the state average of $840.

Can I afford Little Rock?
To live comfortably in Little Rock, Arkansas, a minimum annual income of $36,000 for a family, and $33,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Little Rock?
Little Rock is Arkansas’s capital located right along side major highway I-30 connecting it directly with Dallas (TX) & Memphis (TN). The cost-of-living remains fairly affordable despite being relatively close to some larger cities such as Dallas & Memphis - renting accommodation typically ranges somewhere between $700 - $1,100 monthly whilst utilities such as electric & telephone should come at numerously cheap prices relative elsewhere across USA ! Transportation costs tend not deviate much from national averages helping aid this cheaper lifestyle saving even more if you need travel out frequently whilst groceries & health care charges again remain similar typical US averages but still cheaper than most places situated along I-30 corridor!
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesLittle RockArkansasUnited States
  80.777.5100.0
  95.892.7100
  92.092.1100.0
  55.949.8100.0
  $188,000$181,800$338,100
  95.1%95.6%100.0%
  83.181.6100.0
  89.174.5100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and moved to Little Rock in 2007. I decided to move out of state in 2014, but I definitely enjoyed my time in Little Rock. It is  More

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Little Rock is a city that I thoroughly researched before moving to, but nothing prepared me for the hills! They're even steeper than San Francisco, and they're  More

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After leaving critical reviews for a LOT of different cities, I finally found my home. Before moving to Little Rock, I had researched nearly every medium/big city in the  More

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