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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Arkansas 2018

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  • Morrilton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,746
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  • Pocahontas, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,470
54
  • Newport, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,781
56
  • Trumann, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,143
54
  • Forrest City, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,871
  • I like the city of Forrest City, Arkansas. This city is a smaller city, but the community atmosphere is great. This city is mainly made up of a black and African population. By looking at this city in
67
  • De Queen, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,657
55
  • Blytheville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,849
  • I believe that there are better places to live. This place has great amenities such as grocery stores, shopping areas, and parks. That alone is attractive enough to invite anyone to move here. The cost
46
  • Helena-West Helena, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,325
  • This one of the greatest cities that sit in the heart of Phillips County. The city houses more than 11,000 residents. The cost of living is affordable, but the economy not so much. Female residents can
53
  • Hope, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,968
46
  • Osceola, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,315
54
  • Camden, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,515
  • I live in Camden, Arkansas and can vouch that it is truly a small community to reside in and it has a few issues. The population here in Camden is less than 12,000 and there has not been a lot of growth
50
  • West Memphis, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,411
  • I chose to move to West Memphis because I lined up a job in the city and West Memphis had some reasonably priced homes I could choose from. It isn't the most glamorous city and it leaves a little to be
65
  • Mena, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,674
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  • Wynne, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,195
65
  • Russellville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,136
  • I lived in Russellville briefly, and in all honesty, it wasn't a particularly great city. At first glance, the cheap real estate might seem attractive but once you dig a little deeper, you won't be super
64
  • Malvern, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,937
  • Living in Malvern is extremely peaceful, has picturesque scenery, and an array of birds and wildlife to observe and appreciate. There really isn't much of a nightlife or shopping, but the attractions in
63
  • Heber Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,169
  • I visited Heber Springs, AR Monday August 21, 2017 and was issued a ticket for rescuing an abandoned kitten from the AR State Revenue Office in this county seat town. After physically rescuing the
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  • Searcy, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,969
  • Searcy Arkansas is an interesting place to live. There are things to consider before moving here. The weather is beautiful, with an average summer temperature of only seventy-seven degrees. Searcy has a
64
  • Magnolia, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,651
  • I experienced a peaceful, nice stay while living in Magnolia Arkansas. The city is located in Columbia County. Magnolia is close to Texarkana, Little Rock, Shreveport, and Louisiana. The township has
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  • Warren, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,804
69
  • Batesville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,579
  • I love my life in Batesville, Arkansas. We moved here 4 years ago in order to be closer to family and this place has been a great fit for my family and I. The area is extremely safe and the crime rate
53
  • Crossett, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,272
62
  • Paragould, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,521
  • I have been living in Paragould, Arkansas my whole life and this is a small town that is comfortable living for someone like myself who loves the outdoors and beautiful scenery and country atmosphere.
57
  • Texarkana, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,155
  • Texarkana Arkansas is a diversely beautiful city to call home. I've lived here for three years, and I'm learning something new each day. First, the weather is gorgeous. The average temperature during
77
  • Greenbrier, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,164
66
  • Harrison, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,168
  • I am living in Harrison, Arkansas and this place has so much to do. Although, this town is small as far as population, it stays busy. There are plenty of employment opportunities here, as well as
61
  • Clarksville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,391
56
  • El Dorado, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,393
  • If you want to take a vacation to a sunny city with historical significance and family-friendly attractions, consider taking a trip to El Dorado. If you're looking for a new place to live, it's not a bad
63
  • Arkadelphia, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,728
  • I love calling Arkadelphia, Arkansas home. Living in Arkadelphia, Arkansas provides tons of diversity and there are tons of job opportunities here. In addition, the cost of living is relatively
55
  • Berryville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,370
69
  • Conway, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,184
  • Being one of the most populated cities in Arkansas with a population of over 60,000, Conway is a great place to live despite the fight for resources. When camping near Conway, I wanted to move into this
58
  • Monticello, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,752
54
  • Pine Bluff, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,404
  • I was born and raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. I love the down home southern feel that engulfs the entire area. The people in Pine Bluff are the kind that knows their neighbors and you can borrow a cup
67
  • Jonesboro, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,638
  • Living cost is less in Jonesboro Ar. Wages compared to cost of living, I can save bit.Best of lands like farmlands, owns food processing industries. So nice getting quality food at less
59
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,711
  • I've been living in Hot Springs for two years and I can't imagine being anywhere else. The job market is growing and it's a wonderful place to raise a family. Park Magnet School has the best education in
63
  • Van Buren, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,155
  • If you're looking for an upscale suburb close to a major city, then Van Buren might not be for you. It's a pretty small city that is quite a way from any big metropolitan areas and while it may be
61
  • Fort Smith, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,712
  • The last reviewer brough up Fayetteville, that is so true because there's not much out here. There's plenty of shopping, but fun activities is not there. One thing I love is the history and some food
57
  • Stuttgart, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,125
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  • Mountain Home, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,312
  • I grew up visiting the lakes around Mountain Home Arkansas as a kid. As an adult, I now enjoy living here. There's so much to do. It's family-friendly and the views are amazing! Living in Mountain Home
71
  • Siloam Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,095
  • Siloam Springs is very inviting and welcoming. From the first day I moved here until now, the neighbors have been really welcoming. Everything is very clean and has a community feel. It is also a safe
57
  • Marion, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,323
  • The weather is delightful living in Marion Arkansas. I appreciate to fact that I can enjoy outdoor activities all year. The public schools does an average job at teaching my children. Marion has some
72
  • Greenwood, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,296
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  • Alma, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,599
63
  • Pea Ridge, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,177
  • Pea Ridge Arkansas is a dead non-growing community. The major business in Pea Ridge is the school district. Currently the school district laying off people and cutting salaries to build a $2 million
65
  • Springdale, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 76,188
  • A blue collar town, late to bloom in the boom of NWA, property can still be had at resonoble prices, knowing codes are in place and enforced to back up your investment in the community makes it money
63
  • East End, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,148
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  • Lowell, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,322
59
  • Jacksonville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,661
  • Living in Jacksonville Arkansas has many perks. The median household income is two percent higher than the American average. Plus, the weather here is excellent. The average summer temperature is only
61
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,042
  • I recently visited North Little Rock, Arkansas. My job required that I stay there for a few days. The Hilton on Glover Lane was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The room service and the
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  • Beebe, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,952

Finding an affordable place to live in Arkansas is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Arkansas that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Arkansas. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Arkansas.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Arkansas with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Arkansas, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Arkansas, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.