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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Arkansas 2020

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  • 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…[read more]
64
  • Morrilton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,746
57
  • 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…[read more]
47
  • Osceola, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,315
46
  • 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…[read more]
59
  • Warren, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,804
44
  • Wynne, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,195
55
  • Crossett, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,272
65
  • Pocahontas, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,470
53
  • Newport, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,781
57
  • Trumann, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,143
74
  • De Queen, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,657
58
  • 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…[read more]
49
  • Hope, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,968
59
  • 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…[read more]
67
  • 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…[read more]
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…[read more]
62
  • Clarksville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,391
52
  • 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…[read more]
54
  • Monticello, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,752
58
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • 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…[read more]
58
  • Berryville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,370
56
  • Mena, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,674
  • No jobs, nothing to do for retirees, nothing to do for teens or children. If you are not connected to local families you will never be accepted. Before even considering moving here already have a job. So…[read more]
55
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • Greenbrier, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,164
66
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • 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…[read more]
60
  • Fort Smith, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,712
  • Fort smith has the worst hotel bed bug problem of any city within 40 miles.View city at high rate of speed on the way…[read more]
47
  • Pine Bluff, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,404
  • I hope that you reconsider moving to pine bluff with your family with any intention of getting them a quality education or a sense of security. You must lock your doors every day and night with the hope…[read more]
67
  • 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…[read more]
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…[read more]
64
  • 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.…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
60
  • Stuttgart, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,125
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…[read more]
59
  • 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…[read more]
59
  • 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…[read more]
70
  • Greenwood, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,296
53
  • Alma, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,599
60
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • Mountain Home, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,312
  • Now I must say I lived there for a few years 10 years ago and things change in 10 years, but I have not been back to see. If you are not into hunting, fishing, boating, etc. then DO NOT MOVE HERE. …[read more]
70
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • Lowell, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,322
62
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,711
  • I love the outdoors ,horse racing , hiking , boating , water sports ,fishing , hunting [ i shoot with Camera if I needed the meat wouldn't hesitate to use rifle ] I love the weather not to hot not to…[read more]
63
  • East End, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,148
57
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • Rogers, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,979
  • To be a great city, the city needs to have fine weather, good schools, transportation and other facilities for the residents and Rogers AR is no exception. This small suburb has been able to attract…[read more]
73
  • Centerton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,403
  • As a lifelong resident living in Centerton, AR I am proud to say that we have a great little community here. The people who live here care about one another, care about their neighborhoods, and the…[read more]

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.