Rison 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.
IndexRisonArkansasNational
Cost of living index8384100
IndexRisonArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9693100
Groceries index9393100
Health care index9088100
Housing index4865100
Transportation index9389100
Utilities index11697100

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  • The cost of living in Rison is 2% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Rison is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rison is 52% 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$35,250$2,938$822$1,058
Renters$16,625$1,385$388$499

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

ItemRisonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.27$15.561.9%
Beauty Salon $39.93$36.1110.6%
Toothpaste $1.89$2.4723.7%
Shampoo $0.78$0.9619.5%
Movie $10.27$10.131.4%
Bowling $4.08$4.7413.8%

Groceries

ItemRisonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.65$3.988.3%
Fried Chicken $1.12$1.4120.2%
Milk $2.02$2.062.0%
Potatoes $2.89$2.983.2%
Pizza $8.32$9.4712.1%
Beer $8.85$8.790.6%

Health Care

ItemRisonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.94$101.0413.0%
Doctor $110.39$107.442.7%
Dentist $67.06$90.4225.8%
Ibuprofen $8.56$9.287.7%
Lipitor $434.74$426.501.9%

Housing

ItemRisonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $78,200.00$175,700.0055.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,059.22$1,133.236.5%
Apartment Rent $528.00$920.0042.6%

Transportation

ItemRisonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$1.996.4%
Tire Balancing $41.73$45.768.8%

Utilities

ItemRisonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.79$163.8111.0%
Phone $43.22$28.3952.3%
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.
Kingsland, AR40277-23%
Woodlawn, AR19880-20%
New Edinburg, AR35680-20%
Fordyce, AR4,20580-20%
Sulphur Springs, AR39682-18%
Rison, AR1,43283-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Nellieburg, MS1,43278-22%
Clifton, IL1,43290-10%
Athens, NY1,4321033%
Cherryville, PA1,43311212%
Shoemakersville, PA1,43195-5%
Rison, AR1,43283-17%
Source: The Rison, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.