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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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.