Arkansas Cost of Living

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Arkansas cost of living score
Less expensive
22.5% lower
than the US average
0.0% lower
than the Arkansas average
Arkansas gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 77.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 22.5% lower than the U.S. average and 0.0% lower than the average for Arkansas.


Housing costs in Arkansas?
A typical home costs $181,800, which is 46.2% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.0% less expensive than the average Arkansas home, at $181,800. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Arkansas costs $840 per month, which is 41.3% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $840.

Can I afford Arkansas?
To live comfortably in Arkansas, a minimum annual income of $34,920 for a family, and $27,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Arkansas?
Arkansas State is known for its affordability, offering a low cost of living and high quality of life. The cost of living in Arkansas is more than 14% lower than the national average, with housing being the most significant factor. In comparison to other states, groceries and transportation are both cheaper in Arkansas. Healthcare costs are more affordable as well, and no state income tax makes it even easier to keep your money where it belongs: in your pocket. As such, Arkansas is a great place for people on a budget who want to get the most out of their dollar.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesArkansas, ArkansasUnited States

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I live in a small town at the very edge of Little Rock and I love where I live. Having said that, there are places in Arkansas (especially in LR) that I would not live,  More

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Over 8 years ago

I am seeing some reviews that Arkansas is the worst place to be for jobs, and out of all the cities Springdale is the absolute worse, the school district is made up of  More

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The Ozark Mountains are incredibly beautiful with abundant wildlife, rivers, creeks and lakes.  More

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