Elaine 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.
IndexElaineArkansasNational
Cost of living index7284100
IndexElaineArkansasNational
Goods & Services index8893100
Groceries index9193100
Health care index8988100
Housing index3065100
Transportation index9289100
Utilities index9197100

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  • The cost of living in Elaine is 15% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Elaine is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Elaine is 70% 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$19,318$1,610$451$580
Renters$14,145$1,179$330$424

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

ItemElaineNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.20$15.5615.2%
Beauty Salon $25.67$36.1128.9%
Toothpaste $2.06$2.4716.8%
Shampoo $0.79$0.9618.1%
Movie $10.27$10.131.4%
Bowling $3.60$4.7423.9%

Groceries

ItemElaineNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.87$3.983.0%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4123.2%
Milk $1.91$2.067.3%
Potatoes $3.73$2.9825.1%
Pizza $8.52$9.4710.0%
Beer $8.54$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemElaineNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $63.32$101.0437.3%
Doctor $83.78$107.4422.0%
Dentist $86.73$90.424.1%
Ibuprofen $8.16$9.2812.1%
Lipitor $423.17$426.500.8%

Housing

ItemElaineNational avg.Difference
Home Price $38,800.00$175,700.0077.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $733.34$1,133.2335.3%
Apartment Rent $458.00$920.0050.2%

Transportation

ItemElaineNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$1.999.7%
Tire Balancing $44.12$45.763.6%

Utilities

ItemElaineNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$126.07$163.8123.0%
Phone $31.57$28.3911.2%
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.
Farrell, MS41269-31%
Lake View, AR41172-28%
Friars Point, MS92473-27%
Elaine, AR80972-28%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Liberty, MS80981-19%
Edmeston, NY80993-7%
Lake Santee, IN80990-10%
Edenburg, PA8091055%
Adelino, NM80992-8%
Elaine, AR80972-28%
Source: The Elaine, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.