Stephens 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.
IndexStephensArkansasNational
Cost of living index7984100
IndexStephensArkansasNational
Goods & Services index10993100
Groceries index9693100
Health care index9488100
Housing index3265100
Transportation index8989100
Utilities index8297100

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  • The cost of living in Stephens is 6% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Stephens is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Stephens is 68% 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$36,563$3,047$853$1,097
Renters$21,806$1,817$509$654

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

ItemStephensNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.88$15.5617.3%
Beauty Salon $39.13$36.118.4%
Toothpaste $1.67$2.4732.4%
Shampoo $0.75$0.9622.7%
Movie $9.38$10.137.3%
Bowling $3.92$4.7417.2%

Groceries

ItemStephensNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.34$3.9816.2%
Fried Chicken $1.30$1.417.7%
Milk $1.94$2.065.8%
Potatoes $3.17$2.986.3%
Pizza $9.84$9.473.9%
Beer $8.96$8.791.9%

Health Care

ItemStephensNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $69.40$101.0431.3%
Doctor $91.93$107.4414.4%
Dentist $91.11$90.420.8%
Ibuprofen $8.42$9.289.3%
Lipitor $427.12$426.500.1%

Housing

ItemStephensNational avg.Difference
Home Price $41,800.00$175,700.0076.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $868.90$1,133.2323.3%
Apartment Rent $471.00$920.0048.8%

Transportation

ItemStephensNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$1.998.6%
Tire Balancing $38.52$45.7615.8%

Utilities

ItemStephensNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$127.80$163.8122.0%
Phone $24.95$28.3912.1%
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.
McNeil, AR49377-23%
Cale, AR8779-21%
Willisville, AR20179-21%
Waldo, AR1,30379-21%
Rosston, AR34881-19%
Stephens, AR94579-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chippewa Park, OH94582-18%
Fabrica, TX94580-20%
LaMoure, ND94686-14%
St. Ignatius, MT94693-7%
Kilmichael, MS94475-25%
Stephens, AR94579-21%
Source: The Stephens, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.