Van Buren, AR Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
82
Van Buren's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
29 out of 66
In Arkansas
408 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 Van Buren is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Van Buren, AR?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Van Buren has an overall cost of living index of 82 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Arkansas, Van Buren has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Arkansas's index of 84.

The standard of living in Van Buren ranks as #408 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Arkansas. By definition, that implies Van Buren ranks as the #5,998 most expensive place in the Natural State.

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Van Buren Cost Of Living Vs. Arkansas

Living Expense Van Buren Arkansas National Average
Overall 82 84 100
Services 91 95 100
Groceries 91 90 100
Health 82 86 100
Housing 63 65 100
Transportation 91 83 100
Utilities 91 91 100
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Van Buren Cost of Living Vs. AR

Van Buren, 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.

$116,200
Median Home Value
$724
Median Rent
$45,714
Median Income
Statistic Van Buren Arkansas United States
Median Home Value $116,200 $127,800 $217,500
Median Rent $724 $745 $1,062
Median Income $45,714 $47,597 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.5x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Van Buren Services Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Van Buren Arkansas
Shampoo $0.78 $1.01
Movie $10.0 $10.72
Bowling $17.5 $13.86

Detailed Van Buren Groceries Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Van Buren Arkansas
Ground Beef $3.55 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.06 $1.4
Milk $1.08 $1.96

Detailed Van Buren Health Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Van Buren Arkansas
Haircut $17.98 $17.49
Beauty Salon $32.46 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.49 $2.32

Detailed Van Buren Transportation Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Van Buren Arkansas
Potatoes $2.88 $3.18
Pizza $8.0 $10.39
Beer $8.47 $9.23
Optometrist $67.5 $106.34
Doctor $82.5 $115.25
Dentist $82.5 $98.38

Detailed Van Buren Utilities Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Van Buren Arkansas
Gasoline $2.38 $2.59
Tire Balancing $45.0 $48.9
All Electricity $134.44 $167.6
Phone $190.3 $163.42

Van Buren SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Van Buren

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Van Buren
Fort Smith, AR 87,743 82 1.0x
Fayetteville, AR 85,166 91 1.1x
Tahlequah, OK 16,667 79 1.0x
Clarksville, AR 9,601 80 1.0x
Greenwood, AR 9,387 85 1.0x
Poteau, OK 8,843 75 0.9x
Sallisaw, OK 8,571 76 0.9x
Farmington, AR 6,992 90 1.1x
Alma, AR 5,742 85 1.0x

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