Van Buren, AR Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
83
Van Buren's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
28 out of 65
In Arkansas
491 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 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 83 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 85.

The standard of living in Van Buren ranks as #491 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Arkansas. By definition, that implies Van Buren ranks as the #5,927 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 83 85 100
Services 87 97 100
Groceries 92 92 100
Health 79 88 100
Housing 63 66 100
Transportation 93 87 100
Utilities 94 93 100
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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.

$128,700
Median Home Value
$713
Median Rent
$48,546
Median Income
Statistic Van Buren Arkansas United States
Median Home Value $128,700 $133,600 $229,800
Median Rent $713 $760 $1,096
Median Income $48,546 $49,475 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.7x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Van Buren Services Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Van Buren Arkansas
Shampoo $0.88 $1.06
Movie $10.0 $10.68
Bowling $15.0 $14.67

Detailed Van Buren Groceries Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Van Buren Arkansas
Ground Beef $4.6 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.01 $1.39
Milk $1.64 $2.05

Detailed Van Buren Health Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Van Buren Arkansas
Haircut $17.88 $18.62
Beauty Salon $35.0 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.67 $2.34

Detailed Van Buren Transportation Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Van Buren Arkansas
Potatoes $3.56 $3.29
Pizza $6.66 $10.62
Beer $9.26 $9.38
Optometrist $67.5 $108.57
Doctor $80.0 $116.17
Dentist $72.5 $99.13

Detailed Van Buren Utilities Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item Van Buren Arkansas
Gasoline $2.08 $2.22
Tire Balancing $46.5 $50.07
All Electricity $145.38 $167.67
Phone $198.43 $175.64

Van Buren SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Van Buren

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Van Buren
Fort Smith, AR 87,788 83 1.0x
Fayetteville, AR 86,622 93 1.1x
Tahlequah, OK 16,684 81 1.0x
Clarksville, AR 9,661 78 0.9x
Greenwood, AR 9,392 84 1.0x
Poteau, OK 8,866 76 0.9x
Sallisaw, OK 8,536 78 0.9x
Farmington, AR 7,166 90 1.1x
Alma, AR 5,816 86 1.0x

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