Des Arc 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.
IndexDes ArcMissouriNational
Cost of living index7991100
IndexDes ArcMissouriNational
Goods & Services index9799100
Groceries index10195100
Health care index10197100
Housing index3179100
Transportation index9287100
Utilities index114104100

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  • The cost of living in Des Arc is 14% lower than the Missouri average.
  • The cost of living in Des Arc is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Des Arc is 69% lower than the national average.
  • Missouri general sales tax is 17% lower than the national average.
  • Missouri state income tax is 33% 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$28,125$2,344$656$844
Renters$22,344$1,862$521$670

Missouri Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Missouri4.225%9.35%

Missouri Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Missouri1.5%6%

Goods & Services

ItemDes ArcNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.17$14.5910.8%
Beauty Salon $34.85$34.680.5%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.470.1%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0214.9%
Movie $10.46$9.876.0%
Bowling $3.64$4.3917.1%

Groceries

ItemDes ArcNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.69$4.4827.1%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.61$2.3610.7%
Potatoes $2.41$3.0621.3%
Pizza $8.39$9.249.2%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemDes ArcNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $83.00$99.7816.8%
Doctor $98.56$105.036.2%
Dentist $93.75$88.705.7%
Ibuprofen $10.71$9.4113.8%
Lipitor $306.38$298.502.6%

Housing

ItemDes ArcNational avg.Difference
Home Price $34,700.00$175,700.0080.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $711.37$1,081.0334.2%
Apartment Rent $513.00$920.0044.2%

Transportation

ItemDes ArcNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$2.0910.9%
Tire Balancing $44.70$45.291.3%

Utilities

ItemDes ArcNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$164.26$170.803.8%
Phone $39.44$28.2639.6%
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.
Greenville, MO50776-24%
Piedmont, MO2,23077-23%
Annapolis, MO42083-17%
Des Arc, MO20879-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Waukeenah, FL20888-12%
Steen, MN20888-12%
Ruby, AK20811919%
Woodbine, KS20876-24%
Exeland, WI20891-9%
Des Arc, MO20879-21%
Source: The Des Arc, MO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.