Caldwell 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.
IndexCaldwellArkansasNational
Cost of living index7786100
IndexCaldwellArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9396100
Groceries index9195100
Health care index8588100
Housing index4465100
Transportation index8992100
Utilities index97102100

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  • The cost of living in Caldwell is 10% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Caldwell is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Caldwell is 56% 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$51,250$4,271$1,196$1,538
Renters$33,109$2,759$772$993

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

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.25$14.594.5%
Beauty Salon $30.80$34.6811.2%
Toothpaste $2.59$2.474.7%
Shampoo $0.82$1.0219.8%
Movie $10.30$9.874.4%
Bowling $3.41$4.3922.4%

Groceries

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.79$4.487.0%
Fried Chicken $1.21$1.4617.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $3.15$3.062.9%
Pizza $8.39$9.249.2%
Beer $8.31$8.633.7%

Health Care

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $70.00$99.7829.8%
Doctor $83.80$105.0320.2%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $8.48$9.419.9%
Lipitor $233.97$298.5021.6%

Housing

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $69,100.00$175,700.0060.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $730.10$1,081.0332.5%
Apartment Rent $490.00$920.0046.7%

Transportation

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$2.0910.6%
Tire Balancing $40.40$45.2910.8%

Utilities

ItemCaldwellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$151.24$170.8011.5%
Phone $30.75$28.268.8%
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.
Haynes, AR16571-29%
Madison, AR85073-27%
Parkin, AR1,03475-25%
Widener, AR26375-25%
Colt, AR39677-23%
Caldwell, AR74577-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Shelburne, VT74512323%
Cluster Springs, VA74593-7%
Stockbridge, WI74598-2%
New Tripoli, PA74511010%
Roulette, PA74578-22%
Caldwell, AR74577-23%
Source: The Caldwell, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.