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Arkansas Cost of Living (AR)

The cost of living in Arkansas (AR) is lower than the nationwide average. The average yearly pay in Arkansas is $38,941.00, which is lower than the U.S. average annual salary by $10,867.00. The consumer price index (CPI) of 214 in Arkansas is 8.15% lower than the U.S. city average CPI of 233. The sales tax is 6.50%.

The CPI calculation is based on a statistical model that takes into account some of the major personal consumption categories such as healthcare, transportation, housing, education and food, in addition to the average Arkansas annual salary, sales tax rates and the regional consumer price index.


Arkansas Consumer Price Index (CPI):
CPI
Arkansas
214
U.S. City Average
233
Average Annual Pay:
U.S. Dollars
Arkansas
$38,941
U.S. City Average
$49,808
Consumption Categories in Arkansas versus National Average:
Category Percentage Versus National Average
Education -18.17%
49.26%
0%
Healthcare -9.51%
25.78%
0%
Groceries 7.51%
0%
20.36%
Rent -22.51%
61.03%
0%
Mortgage -33.53%
90.91%
0%
Electricity 8.10%
0%
21.96%
Gasoline -3.75%
10.17%
0%



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