Little Rock, AR Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Little Rock's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
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 #2224 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Arkansas. By definition, that implies Little Rock ranks as the #4182 most expensive place in the Natural State.

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
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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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Little Rock Arkansas United States
Median Home Value $162,800 $123,300 $204,900
Median Rent $850 $729 $1,023
Median Income $49,957 $45,726 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.3x 2.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Little Rock

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Little Rock
North Little Rock, AR 66,282 89 1.0x
Benton, AR 34,873 91 1.0x
Sherwood, AR 30,812 92 1.0x
Jacksonville, AR 28,588 88 0.9x
Bryant, AR 19,944 93 1.0x
Maumelle, AR 18,053 101 1.1x
East End, AR 7,019 87 0.9x

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