Haskell 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.
Cost of living index8884100
Goods & Services index9392100
Groceries index9391100
Health care index9088100
Housing index7565100
Transportation index8587100
Utilities index10697100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Haskell, AR. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Haskell, AR being 88, that puts it 5% higher than the average of Arkansas and 12% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Haskell, AR, the price of goods and services are 1% higher than the average of Arkansas as well as 7% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Haskell is 5% higher than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Haskell is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Haskell is 25% 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)
The affordability of the housing market in Haskell, AR as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Haskell, AR homeowners, the median income is $66,432. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,550 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $68,902. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,608 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Arkansas Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax

Arkansas Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
The Arkansas sales tax and Arkansas income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Haskell, AR. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Arkansas sales tax is 6.5% and the maximum surtax is 11.625%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Arkansas income tax rates range from 0.9% to 6.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemHaskellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.33$16.097.8%
Beauty Salon $27.88$37.3325.3%
Toothpaste $1.83$2.4525.4%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0013.4%
Movie $8.93$10.2813.1%
Bowling $3.72$4.9324.5%


ItemHaskellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.59$3.805.6%
Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4019.3%
Milk $2.14$2.016.4%
Potatoes $2.90$3.013.8%
Pizza $9.55$9.893.4%
Beer $9.03$8.901.5%

Health Care

ItemHaskellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $138.80$102.1635.9%
Doctor $89.89$108.3617.0%
Dentist $76.17$92.5317.7%
Ibuprofen $8.24$9.2811.2%
Lipitor $431.67$425.821.4%


ItemHaskellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,400.00$184,700.0036.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,100.93$1,202.448.4%
Apartment Rent $979.00$949.003.2%


ItemHaskellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.05$2.248.5%
Tire Balancing $33.15$46.2928.4%


ItemHaskellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$140.55$165.9615.3%
Phone $37.99$28.6832.4%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Perla, AR27577-23%
Salem city, AR1,93582-18%
Poyen, AR34778-22%
Prattsville, AR35779-21%
Malvern, AR10,93780-20%
Haskell, AR4,37688-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Bluffton, OH4,37691-9%
Broad Brook, CT4,37711414%
Tiptonville, TN4,37882-18%
Oasis, CA4,37485-15%
Waverly, OH4,37484-16%
Haskell, AR4,37688-12%
Source: The Haskell, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.