Forrest City, AR Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
74
Forrest City's Overall Cost Of Living
0.7x
Lower Than The National Average
2 out of 66
In Arkansas
37 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Forrest City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Forrest City, AR?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Forrest City has an overall cost of living index of 74 which is 0.7x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Arkansas, Forrest City has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Arkansas's index of 84.

The standard of living in Forrest City ranks as #37 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Arkansas. By definition, that implies Forrest City ranks as the #6,369 most expensive place in the Natural State.

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Forrest City Cost Of Living Vs. Arkansas

Living Expense Forrest City Arkansas National Average
Overall 74 84 100
Services 86 95 100
Groceries 89 90 100
Health 77 86 100
Housing 45 65 100
Transportation 87 83 100
Utilities 88 91 100
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Forrest City Cost of Living Vs. AR

Forrest City, AR Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Arkansas, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$65,100
Median Home Value
$631
Median Rent
$30,817
Median Income
Statistic Forrest City Arkansas United States
Median Home Value $65,100 $127,800 $217,500
Median Rent $631 $745 $1,062
Median Income $30,817 $47,597 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.1x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Forrest City Services Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Forrest City Arkansas
Shampoo $0.79 $1.01
Movie $12.17 $10.72
Bowling $17.5 $13.86

Detailed Forrest City Groceries Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Forrest City Arkansas
Ground Beef $3.14 $3.9
Fried Chicken $0.83 $1.4
Milk $2.01 $1.96

Detailed Forrest City Health Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Forrest City Arkansas
Haircut $14.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $33.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.76 $2.32

Detailed Forrest City Transportation Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Forrest City Arkansas
Potatoes $3.19 $3.18
Pizza $8.25 $10.39
Beer $8.84 $9.23
Optometrist $61.66 $106.34
Doctor $74.63 $115.25
Dentist $75.17 $98.38

Detailed Forrest City Utilities Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Forrest City Arkansas
Gasoline $2.3 $2.59
Tire Balancing $42.16 $48.9
All Electricity $131.84 $167.6
Phone $182.13 $163.42

Forrest City SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
3
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8
Education
3
Commute
9

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