Austin cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexAustinArkansasNational
Cost of living index9684100
IndexAustinArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9693100
Groceries index9393100
Health care index9088100
Housing index9165100
Transportation index9389100
Utilities index11697100

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  • The cost of living in Austin is 13% higher than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Austin is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Austin is 9% lower than the national average.
  • Arkansas general sales tax is 28% higher than the national average.
  • Arkansas state income tax is 60% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$77,813$6,484$1,816$2,335
Renters$67,679$5,640$1,579$2,031

Arkansas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Arkansas6.5%11.625%

Arkansas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Arkansas0.9%6.9%

Goods & Services

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.27$15.561.9%
Beauty Salon $39.93$36.1110.6%
Toothpaste $1.89$2.4723.7%
Shampoo $0.78$0.9619.5%
Movie $10.27$10.131.4%
Bowling $4.08$4.7413.8%

Groceries

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.65$3.988.3%
Fried Chicken $1.12$1.4120.2%
Milk $2.02$2.062.0%
Potatoes $2.89$2.983.2%
Pizza $8.32$9.4712.1%
Beer $8.85$8.790.6%

Health Care

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.94$101.0413.0%
Doctor $110.39$107.442.7%
Dentist $67.06$90.4225.8%
Ibuprofen $8.56$9.287.7%
Lipitor $434.74$426.501.9%

Housing

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $133,600.00$175,700.0024.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,059.22$1,133.236.5%
Apartment Rent $1,165.00$920.0026.6%

Transportation

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$1.996.4%
Tire Balancing $41.73$45.768.8%

Utilities

ItemAustinNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.79$163.8111.0%
Phone $43.22$28.3952.3%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Garner, AR17473-27%
McRae, AR80674-26%
McAlmont, AR1,72182-18%
Carlisle, AR2,12284-16%
Mount Vernon, AR19578-22%
Austin, AR2,58496-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lochsloy, WA2,58412424%
Holly Hills, CO2,58412626%
Sleepy Hollow, CA2,584227127%
Clinton, AR2,58578-22%
Old Brookville, NY2,585341241%
Austin, AR2,58496-4%
Source: The Austin, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.