Junction City 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.
IndexJunction CityArkansasNational
Cost of living index7886100
IndexJunction CityArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9996100
Groceries index9895100
Health care index9188100
Housing index4065100
Transportation index8992100
Utilities index82102100

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  • The cost of living in Junction City is 10% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Junction City is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Junction City is 60% 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$38,684$3,224$903$1,161
Renters$45,481$3,790$1,061$1,365

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

ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.33$14.591.8%
Beauty Salon $27.50$34.6820.7%
Toothpaste $2.52$2.471.9%
Shampoo $0.97$1.025.1%
Movie $7.25$9.8726.5%
Bowling $4.59$4.394.5%

Groceries

ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$4.4815.8%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4616.7%
Milk $2.88$2.3622.2%
Potatoes $3.82$3.0624.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.74$8.6310.3%

Health Care

ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $81.25$99.7818.6%
Doctor $83.67$105.0320.3%
Dentist $84.33$88.704.9%
Ibuprofen $9.47$9.410.6%
Lipitor $294.69$298.501.3%

Housing

ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $71,100.00$175,700.0059.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,067.80$1,081.031.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$2.095.1%
Tire Balancing $33.50$45.2926.0%

Utilities

ItemJunction CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$131.56$170.8023.0%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Lillie, LA10476-24%
Bernice, LA1,37376-24%
Spearsville, LA17878-22%
El Dorado, AR18,59081-19%
Junction City, LA52485-15%
Junction City, AR58878-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Plainville, IN58884-16%
Woonsocket, SD58878-22%
Earling, IA58882-18%
Marty, SD58875-25%
Cortland, NE58888-12%
Junction City, AR58878-22%
Source: The Junction City, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.