West Memphis, AR Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
80
West Memphis's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
13 out of 65
In Arkansas
211 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 West Memphis is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in West Memphis, AR?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, West Memphis has an overall cost of living index of 80 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Arkansas, West Memphis has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Arkansas's index of 85.

The standard of living in West Memphis ranks as #211 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Arkansas. By definition, that implies West Memphis ranks as the #6,207 most expensive place in the Natural State.

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West Memphis Cost Of Living Vs. Arkansas

Living Expense West Memphis Arkansas National Average
Overall 80 85 100
Services 92 97 100
Groceries 88 92 100
Health 82 88 100
Housing 53 66 100
Transportation 86 87 100
Utilities 91 93 100
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West Memphis Cost of Living Vs. AR

West Memphis, 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.

$86,100
Median Home Value
$713
Median Rent
$32,601
Median Income
Statistic West Memphis Arkansas United States
Median Home Value $86,100 $133,600 $229,800
Median Rent $713 $760 $1,096
Median Income $32,601 $49,475 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.6x 2.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed West Memphis Services Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item West Memphis Arkansas
Shampoo $0.91 $1.06
Movie $11.5 $10.68
Bowling $16.47 $14.67

Detailed West Memphis Groceries Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item West Memphis Arkansas
Ground Beef $3.42 $4.22
Fried Chicken $0.98 $1.39
Milk $1.79 $2.05

Detailed West Memphis Health Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item West Memphis Arkansas
Haircut $15.07 $18.62
Beauty Salon $36.63 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.65 $2.34

Detailed West Memphis Transportation Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item West Memphis Arkansas
Potatoes $3.62 $3.29
Pizza $10.37 $10.62
Beer $9.22 $9.38
Optometrist $74.47 $108.57
Doctor $84.25 $116.17
Dentist $77.68 $99.13

Detailed West Memphis Utilities Costs Vs. Arkansas

Item West Memphis Arkansas
Gasoline $1.94 $2.22
Tire Balancing $40.73 $50.07
All Electricity $133.97 $167.67
Phone $184.96 $175.64

West Memphis SnackAbility

2
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
2
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around West Memphis

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. West Memphis
Memphis, TN 650,910 79 1.0x
Bartlett, TN 59,252 93 1.2x
Southaven, MS 55,026 88 1.1x
Collierville, TN 50,596 107 1.3x
Germantown, TN 39,196 108 1.4x
Olive Branch, MS 38,270 94 1.2x
Horn Lake, MS 27,234 83 1.0x
Marion, AR 12,371 85 1.1x
Arlington, TN 11,715 103 1.3x
Atoka, TN 9,407 95 1.2x

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