Blytheville 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.
Cost of living index7986100
Goods & Services index9396100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index8688100
Housing index5165100
Transportation index8792100
Utilities index92102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Blytheville, AR is displayed above. In Blytheville, AR, the overall cost of living index is 79, which is 8% lower than the Arkansas average and 21% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Blytheville, AR, the city's goods and services are 3% lower than the Arkansas average and 7% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Blytheville is 8% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Blytheville is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Blytheville is 49% 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.

Find Real Estate Listings In Blytheville


New Real Estate Listings In Blytheville

Compare Blytheville, AR Cost of living To Other Cities

Salary Calculator

This is how much you would need to earn in
Price difference in compared to
Cost of living index
Goods & Services index
Groceries index
Health care index
Housing index
Transportation index
Utilities index
The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Blytheville, AR to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Blytheville, AR, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Blytheville, AR salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Blytheville, AR, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Blytheville, AR homeowners have a median income of $49,342. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,151 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $20,783, which means there is a maximum of $485 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Arkansas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax

Arkansas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
For those who live in Blytheville, AR and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Arkansas income tax rate and the Arkansas sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Arkansas, the sales tax is 6.5%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 11.625%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Arkansas, the income tax rate ranges between 0.9% to 6.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemBlythevilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$14.5910.9%
Beauty Salon $23.33$34.6832.7%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.9%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.05$4.397.8%


ItemBlythevilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$4.4812.4%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4616.7%
Milk $2.32$2.361.6%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $9.49$9.242.7%
Beer $8.66$8.630.3%

Health Care

ItemBlythevilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.67$99.7828.2%
Doctor $99.00$105.035.7%
Dentist $66.67$88.7024.8%
Ibuprofen $8.32$9.4111.6%
Lipitor $291.32$298.502.4%


ItemBlythevilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $74,500.00$175,700.0057.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $849.33$1,081.0321.4%
Apartment Rent $648.00$920.0029.6%


ItemBlythevilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.099.3%
Tire Balancing $34.65$45.2923.5%


ItemBlythevilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$130.12$170.8023.8%
Phone $31.85$28.2612.7%
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.
Victoria, AR5291-9%
Rives, MO6269-31%
Holland, MO23573-27%
Senath, MO1,90574-26%
Cooter, MO44274-26%
Blytheville, AR15,25179-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
West Lealman, FL15,25786-14%
Cherryland, CA15,24412929%
Depew, NY15,26285-15%
Estelle, LA15,23692-8%
Payson, AZ15,23498-2%
Blytheville, AR15,25179-21%
Source: The Blytheville, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.