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Overall 21%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 48%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexHuntsvilleArkansasNational
Cost of living7984100
Goods & Services9195100
Groceries9190100
Health care8286100
Housing5265100
Transportation9183100
Utilities9191100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Huntsville is 6% lower than the Arkansas average
  • The cost of living in Huntsville is 21% lower than the national average
  • Huntsville housing is 48% lower than the national average
  • Arkansas general sales tax is 28% higher than the national average
  • Arkansas state income tax is 10% 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$39,044$3,254$911$1,171
      Renters$23,015$1,918$537$691

      Arkansas Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Arkansas6.5%11.625%

      Arkansas Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Arkansas2%6.6%

      Goods & Services

      ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.98$17.492.8%
      Beauty Salon $32.46$38.1715.0%
      Toothpaste $1.49$2.3235.8%
      Shampoo $0.78$1.0122.9%
      Movie $10.00$10.726.8%
      Bowling $17.50$13.8626.3%

      Groceries

      ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.55$3.909.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4024.1%
      Milk $1.08$1.9645.0%
      Potatoes $2.88$3.189.5%
      Pizza $8.00$10.3923.0%
      Beer $8.47$9.238.2%

      Health Care

      ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $67.50$106.3436.5%
      Doctor $82.50$115.2528.4%
      Dentist $82.50$98.3816.1%
      Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2613.9%
      Lipitor $454.00$466.472.7%

      Housing

      ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $85,500.00$184,700.0053.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $954.88$1,273.3225.0%
      Apartment Rent $610.00$949.0035.7%

      Transportation

      ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.38$2.598.0%
      Tire Balancing $45.00$48.908.0%

      Utilities

      ItemHuntsvilleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$134.44$167.6019.8%
      Phone $190.30$163.4216.4%
      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.
      Hindsville, AR3290-10%
      Goshen, AR1,60111010%
      Huntsville, AR2,63579-21%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      University Park, MD2,63515252%
      Butler, IN2,63680-20%
      High Bridge, WA2,63416161%
      Loudonville, OH2,63480-20%
      Fairview, OK2,63681-19%
      Huntsville, AR2,63579-21%
      Source: The Huntsville, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.