Piggott 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.
IndexPiggottArkansasNational
Cost of living index7886100
IndexPiggottArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9396100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index8688100
Housing index4765100
Transportation index8792100
Utilities index92102100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Piggott, AR is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Piggott, AR enjoy a cost of living index of 78. This index is 10% lower than the Arkansas average, and 22% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Piggott, AR, the average cost of goods and services is 3% lower than it is in Arkansas, and it is 7% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Piggott is 10% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Piggott is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Piggott is 53% 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$32,324$2,694$754$970
Renters$17,755$1,480$414$533
The affordability of the housing market in Piggott, AR as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Piggott, AR homeowners, the median income is $32,324. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $754 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $17,755. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $414 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 you are determining the total cost of living in Piggott, AR you will want to make sure you consider both the Arkansas sales tax and the Arkansas income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Arkansas is 6.5%, with the highest surtax being 11.625%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Arkansas have a range from 0.9% to 6.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemPiggottNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$14.5910.9%
Beauty Salon $23.33$34.6832.7%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.9%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.05$4.397.8%

Groceries

ItemPiggottNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.92$4.4812.4%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4616.7%
Milk $2.32$2.361.6%
Potatoes $2.74$3.0610.5%
Pizza $9.49$9.242.7%
Beer $8.66$8.630.3%

Health Care

ItemPiggottNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.67$99.7828.2%
Doctor $99.00$105.035.7%
Dentist $66.67$88.7024.8%
Ibuprofen $8.32$9.4111.6%
Lipitor $291.32$298.502.4%

Housing

ItemPiggottNational avg.Difference
Home Price $73,800.00$175,700.0058.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $849.33$1,081.0321.4%
Apartment Rent $539.00$920.0041.4%

Transportation

ItemPiggottNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.099.3%
Tire Balancing $34.65$45.2923.5%

Utilities

ItemPiggottNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$130.12$170.8023.8%
Phone $31.85$28.2612.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Nimmons, AR5568-32%
St. Francis, AR18971-29%
Clarkton, MO1,14172-28%
Qulin, MO65273-27%
Greenway, AR18274-26%
Piggott, AR3,73978-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Deer Park, WA3,73991-9%
Aumsville, OR3,74011111%
Rockfish, NC3,73899-1%
South Point, OH3,73889-11%
Millvale, PA3,74086-14%
Piggott, AR3,73978-22%
Source: The Piggott, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.