Little Rock, AR Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
93
Little Rock's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
63 out of 66
In Arkansas
2,223 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 Little Rock is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Little Rock, AR?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Little Rock has an overall cost of living index of 93 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Arkansas, Little Rock has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Arkansas's index of 84.

The standard of living in Little Rock ranks as #2,224 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Arkansas. By definition, that implies Little Rock ranks as the #4,182 most expensive place in the Natural State.

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Little Rock Cost Of Living Vs. Arkansas

Living Expense Little Rock Arkansas National Average
Overall 93 84 100
Services 101 95 100
Groceries 91 90 100
Health 92 86 100
Housing 84 65 100
Transportation 96 83 100
Utilities 96 91 100
For more reading on cost of living around Arkansas, check out:
Little Rock Cost of Living Vs. AR

Little Rock, 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.

$167,600
Median Home Value
$872
Median Rent
$51,485
Median Income
Statistic Little Rock Arkansas United States
Median Home Value $167,600 $127,800 $217,500
Median Rent $872 $745 $1,062
Median Income $51,485 $47,597 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.3x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Little Rock Services Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Little Rock Arkansas
Shampoo $0.78 $1.01
Movie $12.0 $10.72
Bowling $13.0 $13.86

Detailed Little Rock Groceries Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Little Rock Arkansas
Ground Beef $3.75 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.14 $1.4
Milk $1.89 $1.96

Detailed Little Rock Health Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Little Rock Arkansas
Haircut $14.8 $17.49
Beauty Salon $40.2 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.74 $2.32

Detailed Little Rock Transportation Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Little Rock Arkansas
Potatoes $3.23 $3.18
Pizza $9.79 $10.39
Beer $9.65 $9.23
Optometrist $110.0 $106.34
Doctor $133.0 $115.25
Dentist $66.33 $98.38

Detailed Little Rock Utilities Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Little Rock Arkansas
Gasoline $2.31 $2.59
Tire Balancing $54.0 $48.9
All Electricity $149.48 $167.6
Phone $188.02 $163.42

Little Rock SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Little Rock

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Little Rock
North Little Rock, AR 66,075 89 1.0x
Benton, AR 35,679 91 1.0x
Sherwood, AR 31,004 92 1.0x
Jacksonville, AR 28,456 88 0.9x
Bryant, AR 20,231 93 1.0x
Maumelle, AR 18,142 101 1.1x
East End, AR 6,384 87 0.9x

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