Leslie 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.
IndexLeslieArkansasNational
Cost of living index7284100
IndexLeslieArkansasNational
Goods & Services index8192100
Groceries index8691100
Health care index8688100
Housing index4465100
Transportation index8987100
Utilities index8297100

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  • The cost of living in Leslie is 15% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Leslie is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Leslie is 56% 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$29,583$2,465$690$888
Renters$12,841$1,070$300$385

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

ItemLeslieNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.50$16.0916.1%
Beauty Salon $30.00$37.3319.6%
Toothpaste $1.59$2.4535.2%
Shampoo $0.78$1.0022.0%
Movie $9.25$10.2810.0%
Bowling $3.99$4.9319.1%

Groceries

ItemLeslieNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.60$3.805.4%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4015.5%
Milk $2.00$2.010.4%
Potatoes $2.64$3.0112.2%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.51$8.904.4%

Health Care

ItemLeslieNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.67$102.1614.2%
Doctor $103.33$108.364.6%
Dentist $66.00$92.5328.7%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2814.1%
Lipitor $410.50$425.823.6%

Housing

ItemLeslieNational avg.Difference
Home Price $75,700.00$184,700.0059.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $779.87$1,202.4435.1%
Apartment Rent $475.00$949.0049.9%

Transportation

ItemLeslieNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$2.249.1%
Tire Balancing $39.97$46.2913.7%

Utilities

ItemLeslieNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$114.16$165.9631.2%
Phone $27.95$28.682.6%
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.
St. Joe, AR14867-33%
Big Flat, AR4369-31%
Dennard, AR39770-30%
Marshall, AR1,65971-29%
Shirley, AR36972-28%
Leslie, AR51972-28%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Proctorville, OH51981-19%
Florence, MT51911515%
Beech Mountain, NC5191055%
Andrew, IA51983-17%
Port Washington, OH51981-19%
Leslie, AR51972-28%
Source: The Leslie, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.