Green Forest 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.
IndexGreen ForestArkansasNational
Cost of living index8186100
IndexGreen ForestArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9396100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index9088100
Housing index5265100
Transportation index9192100
Utilities index103102100

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  • The cost of living in Green Forest is 6% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Green Forest is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Green Forest is 48% 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$37,944$3,162$885$1,138
Renters$23,138$1,928$540$694

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

ItemGreen ForestNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.60$14.596.8%
Beauty Salon $30.40$34.6812.3%
Toothpaste $2.45$2.470.9%
Shampoo $0.82$1.0219.8%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $2.93$4.3933.3%

Groceries

ItemGreen ForestNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.82$4.487.7%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4626.9%
Milk $2.61$2.3610.7%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0610.7%
Pizza $10.10$9.249.3%
Beer $9.30$8.637.7%

Health Care

ItemGreen ForestNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.25$99.783.5%
Doctor $88.20$105.0316.0%
Dentist $79.75$88.7010.1%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $295.31$298.501.1%

Housing

ItemGreen ForestNational avg.Difference
Home Price $85,400.00$175,700.0051.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $869.39$1,081.0319.6%
Apartment Rent $560.00$920.0039.1%

Transportation

ItemGreen ForestNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$2.0913.7%
Tire Balancing $46.33$45.292.3%

Utilities

ItemGreen ForestNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.83$170.807.6%
Phone $33.40$28.2618.2%
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.
Blue Eye, AR3778-22%
Alpena, AR43678-22%
Omaha, AR35482-18%
Oak Grove, AR43480-20%
Berryville, AR5,32984-16%
Green Forest, AR2,76281-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Whitfield, FL2,7621077%
Hooks, TX2,76288-12%
Knob Noster, MO2,76188-12%
Valentine, NE2,76382-18%
Riverview, DE2,76111717%
Green Forest, AR2,76281-19%
Source: The Green Forest, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.