Helena-West Helena, AR Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
74
Helena-West Helena's Overall Cost Of Living
0.7x
Lower Than The National Average
1 out of 65
In Arkansas
23 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 Helena-West Helena is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Helena-West Helena, AR?

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

Compared to only Arkansas, Helena-West Helena has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Arkansas's index of 85.

The standard of living in Helena-West Helena ranks as #23 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Arkansas. By definition, that implies Helena-West Helena ranks as the #6,396 most expensive place in the Natural State.

Helena-West Helena Cost Of Living Vs. Arkansas

Living Expense Helena-West Helena Arkansas National Average
Overall 74 85 100
Services 92 97 100
Groceries 91 92 100
Health 82 88 100
Housing 47 66 100
Transportation 86 87 100
Utilities 89 93 100
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Helena-West Helena Cost of Living Vs. AR

Helena-West Helena, 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.

$77,800
Median Home Value
$568
Median Rent
$23,483
Median Income
Statistic Helena-West Helena Arkansas United States
Median Home Value $77,800 $133,600 $229,800
Median Rent $568 $760 $1,096
Median Income $23,483 $49,475 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.3x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Helena-West Helena Services Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Helena-West Helena Arkansas
Shampoo $0.91 $1.06
Movie $11.5 $10.68
Bowling $16.47 $14.67

Detailed Helena-West Helena Groceries Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Helena-West Helena Arkansas
Ground Beef $3.42 $4.22
Fried Chicken $0.98 $1.39
Milk $1.79 $2.05

Detailed Helena-West Helena Health Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Helena-West Helena Arkansas
Haircut $15.07 $18.62
Beauty Salon $36.63 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.65 $2.34

Detailed Helena-West Helena Transportation Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Helena-West Helena Arkansas
Potatoes $3.62 $3.29
Pizza $10.37 $10.62
Beer $9.22 $9.38
Optometrist $74.47 $108.57
Doctor $84.25 $116.17
Dentist $77.68 $99.13

Detailed Helena-West Helena Utilities Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Helena-West Helena Arkansas
Gasoline $1.94 $2.22
Tire Balancing $40.73 $50.07
All Electricity $133.97 $167.67
Phone $184.96 $175.64

Helena-West Helena SnackAbility

1
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
2/10
Housing
3
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
2
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
10

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Helena-West Helena

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Helena-West Helena
Southaven, MS 55,026 88 1.2x
Horn Lake, MS 27,234 83 1.1x
West Memphis, AR 24,656 80 1.1x
Hernando, MS 16,206 90 1.2x
Clarksdale, MS 15,342 77 1.0x
Wynne, AR 7,773 81 1.1x
Senatobia, MS 7,759 86 1.2x
Batesville, MS 7,200 82 1.1x

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