Waldo 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.
IndexWaldoArkansasNational
Cost of living index8186100
IndexWaldoArkansasNational
Goods & Services index11496100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index8688100
Housing index3365100
Transportation index8992100
Utilities index96102100

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  • The cost of living in Waldo is 6% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Waldo is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Waldo is 67% 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$28,958$2,413$676$869
Renters$15,625$1,302$365$469

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

ItemWaldoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.33$14.5929.2%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $2.07$2.4716.3%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0211.9%
Movie $8.75$9.8711.3%
Bowling $3.86$4.3912.1%

Groceries

ItemWaldoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.63$4.483.4%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.463.7%
Milk $2.64$2.3612.0%
Potatoes $2.61$3.0614.7%
Pizza $10.16$9.249.9%
Beer $8.72$8.631.0%

Health Care

ItemWaldoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.33$99.7840.5%
Doctor $98.00$105.036.7%
Dentist $69.50$88.7021.6%
Ibuprofen $7.67$9.4118.5%
Lipitor $291.75$298.502.3%

Housing

ItemWaldoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $43,800.00$175,700.0075.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $826.57$1,081.0323.5%
Apartment Rent $490.00$920.0046.7%

Transportation

ItemWaldoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.84$2.0911.8%
Tire Balancing $42.00$45.297.3%

Utilities

ItemWaldoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$143.40$170.8016.0%
Phone $32.01$28.2613.3%
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.
McNeil, AR49379-21%
Buckner, AR37580-20%
Stephens, AR94581-19%
Willisville, AR20181-19%
Stamps, AR1,86382-18%
Waldo, AR1,30381-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Foreman, AR1,30384-16%
Stamford, NY1,30398-2%
Carnuel, NM1,30392-8%
Jonesville, VA1,30384-16%
Harper, KS1,30483-17%
Waldo, AR1,30381-19%
Source: The Waldo, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.