Pea Ridge 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.
IndexPea RidgeArkansasNational
Cost of living index8884100
IndexPea RidgeArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9393100
Groceries index9093100
Health care index8988100
Housing index7965100
Transportation index8689100
Utilities index9697100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Pea Ridge, AR is displayed above. In Pea Ridge, AR, the overall cost of living index is 88, which is 4% higher than the Arkansas average and 12% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Pea Ridge, AR, the city's goods and services are equal to the Arkansas average and 7% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Pea Ridge is 4% higher than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Pea Ridge is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pea Ridge is 21% 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$55,896$4,658$1,304$1,677
Renters$55,538$4,628$1,296$1,666
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Pea Ridge, AR by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Pea Ridge, AR have a median income of $55,896. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,304 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $55,538, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,296.

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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Pea Ridge, AR, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Arkansas, as well as the rate for income tax in Arkansas. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Arkansas is 11.625%, and the sales tax in the state of Arkansas is 6.5%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Arkansas starts from 0.9% and goes up to 6.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemPea RidgeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.79$15.5611.4%
Beauty Salon $34.50$36.114.4%
Toothpaste $2.97$2.4720.0%
Shampoo $0.78$0.9619.5%
Movie $9.57$10.135.5%
Bowling $3.90$4.7417.6%

Groceries

ItemPea RidgeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$3.985.3%
Fried Chicken $1.10$1.4121.8%
Milk $1.95$2.065.5%
Potatoes $2.93$2.981.7%
Pizza $9.35$9.471.3%
Beer $8.38$8.794.7%

Health Care

ItemPea RidgeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.71$101.0415.2%
Doctor $94.09$107.4412.4%
Dentist $81.36$90.4210.0%
Ibuprofen $8.04$9.2813.4%
Lipitor $378.87$426.5011.2%

Housing

ItemPea RidgeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,300.00$175,700.0036.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $880.26$1,133.2322.3%
Apartment Rent $1,039.00$920.0012.9%

Transportation

ItemPea RidgeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.74$1.9912.9%
Tire Balancing $38.79$45.7615.2%

Utilities

ItemPea RidgeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.85$163.8113.4%
Phone $31.13$28.399.7%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Seligman, MO1,09976-24%
Washburn, MO62278-22%
Pineville, MO95882-18%
Garfield, AR50885-15%
Gateway, AR43885-15%
Pea Ridge, AR4,95688-12%

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Pea Ridge, AR4,95688-12%
Source: The Pea Ridge, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.