Central City 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.
IndexCentral CityArkansasNational
Cost of living index8484100
IndexCentral CityArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9892100
Groceries index9391100
Health care index8888100
Housing index6165100
Transportation index8587100
Utilities index9597100

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  • The cost of living in Central City is 1% higher than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Central City is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Central City is 39% 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$38,182$3,182$891$1,146
Renters$25,357$2,113$592$761

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

ItemCentral CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.94$16.090.9%
Beauty Salon $24.78$37.3333.6%
Toothpaste $2.45$2.450.0%
Shampoo $0.99$1.000.7%
Movie $9.89$10.283.8%
Bowling $6.50$4.9331.8%

Groceries

ItemCentral CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.36$3.8011.7%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.401.2%
Milk $1.91$2.015.0%
Potatoes $3.41$3.0113.1%
Pizza $10.39$9.895.1%
Beer $8.62$8.903.1%

Health Care

ItemCentral CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.33$102.1616.5%
Doctor $91.83$108.3615.3%
Dentist $78.83$92.5314.8%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2814.1%
Lipitor $432.03$425.821.5%

Housing

ItemCentral CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $95,700.00$184,700.0048.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $952.30$1,202.4420.8%
Apartment Rent $796.00$949.0016.1%

Transportation

ItemCentral CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.2411.2%
Tire Balancing $36.00$46.2922.2%

Utilities

ItemCentral CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$135.92$165.9618.1%
Phone $31.66$28.6810.4%
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.

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Moffett, OK14076-24%
Arkoma, OK1,91279-21%
Mulberry, AR1,77281-19%
Kibler, AR1,16182-18%
Hackett, AR93182-18%
Central City, AR51484-16%

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Seminary, MS51478-22%
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Nelson, NE51475-25%
Reile's Acres, ND51412121%
Pattison, TX51491-9%
Central City, AR51484-16%
Source: The Central City, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.