East End 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.
IndexEast EndArkansasNational
Cost of living index9086100
IndexEast EndArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index8588100
Housing index7165100
Transportation index9892100
Utilities index109102100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the East End, AR cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Arkansas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in East End, AR is 90, which is 4% higher than the Arkansas average and 10% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in East End, AR are 3% higher than the average for Arkansas and 2% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East End is 4% higher than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in East End is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East End is 29% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in East End, AR to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in East End, AR, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the East End, AR salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$52,740$4,395$1,231$1,582
Renters$30,481$2,540$711$915
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in East End, AR, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In East End, AR, the median monthly income is $52,740 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,231 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $30,481, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $711 on monthly rental expenses.

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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in East End, AR, the Arkansas income tax and the Arkansas sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Arkansas maximum surtax is 11.625%, and the Arkansas sales tax is 6.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0.9% to 6.9% in Arkansas.

Goods & Services

ItemEast EndNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.20$14.594.2%
Beauty Salon $39.80$34.6814.8%
Toothpaste $1.68$2.4732.1%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0211.9%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemEast EndNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.95$4.4811.8%
Fried Chicken $1.21$1.4617.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.84$3.067.2%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemEast EndNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.00$99.7813.8%
Doctor $90.50$105.0313.8%
Dentist $65.00$88.7026.7%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $295.98$298.500.8%

Housing

ItemEast EndNational avg.Difference
Home Price $119,900.00$175,700.0031.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,047.71$1,081.033.1%
Apartment Rent $709.00$920.0022.9%

Transportation

ItemEast EndNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.093.7%
Tire Balancing $37.25$45.2917.7%

Utilities

ItemEast EndNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.55$170.8011.9%
Phone $39.29$28.2639.0%
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.

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Scott, AR2199-1%
Hensley, AR13480-20%
College Station, AR80780-20%
Salem, AR1,50675-25%
Sweet Home, AR62783-17%
East End, AR6,91790-10%

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East End, AR6,91790-10%
Source: The East End, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.