Wooster 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.
IndexWoosterArkansasNational
Cost of living index10086100
IndexWoosterArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index8588100
Housing index10365100
Transportation index9892100
Utilities index109102100

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  • The cost of living in Wooster is 16% higher than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Wooster is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wooster is 3% higher 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$70,938$5,912$1,655$2,128
Renters$40,750$3,396$951$1,223

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

ItemWoosterNational 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

ItemWoosterNational 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

ItemWoosterNational 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

ItemWoosterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $193,000.00$175,700.009.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,047.71$1,081.033.1%
Apartment Rent $788.00$920.0014.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWoosterNational 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.
Fourche, AR10078-22%
Bigelow, AR32782-18%
Menifee, AR36984-16%
Plumerville, AR86785-15%
Twin Groves, AR41385-15%
Wooster, AR1,119100-0%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Marvell, AR1,11977-23%
Bel Air, MD1,11994-6%
Great Neck Gardens, NY1,119231131%
Wenona, IL1,11986-14%
Langley, SC1,11879-21%
Wooster, AR1,119100-0%
Source: The Wooster, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.