Fort Smith, AR Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
83
Fort Smith's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
28 out of 65
In Arkansas
491 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Fort Smith is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Fort Smith, AR?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Fort Smith has an overall cost of living index of 83 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Arkansas, Fort Smith has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Arkansas's index of 85.

The standard of living in Fort Smith ranks as #491 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Arkansas. By definition, that implies Fort Smith ranks as the #5,927 most expensive place in the Natural State.

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Fort Smith Cost Of Living Vs. Arkansas

Living Expense Fort Smith Arkansas National Average
Overall 83 85 100
Services 85 97 100
Groceries 92 92 100
Health 79 88 100
Housing 64 66 100
Transportation 96 87 100
Utilities 95 93 100
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Fort Smith Cost of Living Vs. AR

Fort Smith, 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.

$132,800
Median Home Value
$703
Median Rent
$45,233
Median Income
Statistic Fort Smith Arkansas United States
Median Home Value $132,800 $133,600 $229,800
Median Rent $703 $760 $1,096
Median Income $45,233 $49,475 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.9x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Fort Smith Services Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Fort Smith Arkansas
Shampoo $0.88 $1.06
Movie $10.0 $10.68
Bowling $15.0 $14.67

Detailed Fort Smith Groceries Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Fort Smith Arkansas
Ground Beef $4.6 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.01 $1.39
Milk $1.64 $2.05

Detailed Fort Smith Health Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Fort Smith Arkansas
Haircut $17.88 $18.62
Beauty Salon $35.0 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.67 $2.34

Detailed Fort Smith Transportation Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Fort Smith Arkansas
Potatoes $3.56 $3.29
Pizza $6.66 $10.62
Beer $9.26 $9.38
Optometrist $67.5 $108.57
Doctor $80.0 $116.17
Dentist $72.5 $99.13

Detailed Fort Smith Utilities Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Fort Smith Arkansas
Gasoline $2.08 $2.22
Tire Balancing $46.5 $50.07
All Electricity $145.38 $167.67
Phone $198.43 $175.64

Fort Smith SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
2
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Fort Smith

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Fort Smith
Van Buren, AR 23,600 83 1.0x
Greenwood, AR 9,392 84 1.0x
Poteau, OK 8,866 76 0.9x
Sallisaw, OK 8,536 78 0.9x
Farmington, AR 7,166 90 1.1x
Alma, AR 5,816 86 1.0x

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