Garner 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.
IndexGarnerArkansasNational
Cost of living index8086100
IndexGarnerArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index8588100
Housing index3865100
Transportation index9892100
Utilities index109102100

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  • The cost of living in Garner is 7% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Garner is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Garner is 62% 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$45,000$3,750$1,050$1,350
Renters$42,917$3,576$1,001$1,288

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

ItemGarnerNational 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

ItemGarnerNational 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

ItemGarnerNational 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

ItemGarnerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $52,500.00$175,700.0070.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,047.71$1,081.033.1%
Apartment Rent $513.00$920.0044.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemGarnerNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kensett, AR1,65579-21%
McRae, AR80681-19%
Griffithville, AR14382-18%
Bald Knob, AR2,91883-17%
West Point, AR19484-16%
Garner, AR17480-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Elbert, CO17490-10%
Braman, OK17477-23%
Springport, IN17473-27%
Swaledale, IA17476-24%
Bryant, IL17490-10%
Garner, AR17480-20%
Source: The Garner, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.