Cale 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.
IndexCaleArkansasNational
Cost of living index7384100
IndexCaleArkansasNational
Goods & Services index8992100
Groceries index9591100
Health care index9688100
Housing index3465100
Transportation index9087100
Utilities index8397100

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  • The cost of living in Cale is 13% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Cale is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cale is 66% 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemCaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.97$16.0925.6%
Beauty Salon $31.36$37.3316.0%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.455.1%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0016.0%
Movie $7.39$10.2828.1%
Bowling $3.79$4.9323.2%

Groceries

ItemCaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.04$3.806.2%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4022.4%
Milk $1.95$2.012.9%
Potatoes $3.29$3.019.3%
Pizza $10.19$9.893.1%
Beer $9.03$8.901.5%

Health Care

ItemCaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $66.78$102.1634.6%
Doctor $100.11$108.367.6%
Dentist $93.71$92.531.3%
Ibuprofen $8.77$9.285.5%
Lipitor $420.00$425.821.4%

Housing

ItemCaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $62,000.00$184,700.0066.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $940.18$1,202.4421.8%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemCaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.11$2.246.1%
Tire Balancing $37.95$46.2918.0%

Utilities

ItemCaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$121.23$165.9627.0%
Phone $27.34$28.684.7%
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.
Bodcaw, AR15767-33%
Whelen Springs, AR2971-29%
Reader, AR15572-28%
Bluff City, AR9373-27%
Chidester, AR29473-27%
Cale, AR9773-27%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hartsburg, MO9783-17%
Wendell, MN9781-19%
Ten Broeck, KY9713535%
Frankclay, MO9798-2%
Chelsea, WI9780-20%
Cale, AR9773-27%
Source: The Cale, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.