Pocahontas 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.
IndexPocahontasArkansasNational
Cost of living index7684100
IndexPocahontasArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9193100
Groceries index9293100
Health care index8288100
Housing index4565100
Transportation index8689100
Utilities index8397100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Pocahontas, AR is shown above. Compared to the state average of Arkansas the cost of living index in Pocahontas, AR is 76, which is 10% lower than the average in Arkansas and compared to the national average it is 24% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Pocahontas, AR goods and services come in at 2% lower than the average in Arkansas and are 9% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Pocahontas is 10% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Pocahontas is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pocahontas is 55% 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$45,625$3,802$1,065$1,369
Renters$14,853$1,238$347$446
The affordability of the housing market in Pocahontas, 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 Pocahontas, AR homeowners, the median income is $45,625. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,065 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $14,853. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $347 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 Pocahontas, 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

ItemPocahontasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.56$15.5612.9%
Beauty Salon $22.78$36.1136.9%
Toothpaste $1.55$2.4737.3%
Shampoo $0.78$0.9618.8%
Movie $9.50$10.136.2%
Bowling $4.08$4.7413.8%

Groceries

ItemPocahontasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.06$3.9823.3%
Fried Chicken $1.24$1.4112.1%
Milk $1.54$2.0625.5%
Potatoes $3.12$2.984.6%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.66$8.791.5%

Health Care

ItemPocahontasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $70.28$101.0430.4%
Doctor $88.00$107.4418.1%
Dentist $68.00$90.4224.8%
Ibuprofen $7.94$9.2814.4%
Lipitor $414.08$426.502.9%

Housing

ItemPocahontasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $71,100.00$175,700.0059.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $835.11$1,133.2326.3%
Apartment Rent $518.00$920.0043.7%

Transportation

ItemPocahontasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$1.999.5%
Tire Balancing $34.33$45.7625.0%

Utilities

ItemPocahontasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$129.46$163.8121.0%
Phone $25.00$28.3911.9%
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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Pocahontas, AR6,54376-24%

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Source: The Pocahontas, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.