Pine Bluff 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.
IndexPine BluffArkansasNational
Cost of living index8486100
IndexPine BluffArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index8588100
Housing index4963100
Transportation index9892100
Utilities index109102100

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  • The cost of living in Pine Bluff is 2% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Pine Bluff is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pine Bluff is 51% 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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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

ItemPine BluffNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.20$14.594.2%
Beauty Salon $39.80$34.6814.8%
Toothpaste $1.68$2.4732.1%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0211.9%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemPine BluffNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.95$4.4811.8%
Fried Chicken $1.21$1.4617.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.84$3.067.2%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.82$8.632.2%

Health Care

ItemPine BluffNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.00$99.7813.8%
Doctor $90.50$105.0313.8%
Dentist $65.00$88.7026.7%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $295.98$298.500.8%

Housing

ItemPine BluffNational avg.Difference
Home Price $71,500.00$181,400.0060.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,047.71$1,081.033.1%
Apartment Rent $642.00$889.0027.8%

Transportation

ItemPine BluffNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.093.7%
Tire Balancing $37.25$45.2917.7%

Utilities

ItemPine BluffNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.55$170.8011.9%
Phone $39.29$28.2639.0%
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.
Altheimer, AR83682-18%
Wabbaseka, AR20882-18%
Sherrill, AR6983-17%
Redfield, AR1,20389-11%
White Hall, AR5,43492-8%
Pine Bluff, AR48,70484-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Middletown, OH48,62891-9%
Euclid, OH48,78191-9%
Downers Grove, IL48,62112020%
Gilroy, CA48,83214141%
La Mirada, CA48,56814040%
Pine Bluff, AR48,70484-16%
Source: The Pine Bluff, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.