Natural Steps 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.
IndexNatural StepsArkansasNational
Cost of living index9284100
IndexNatural StepsArkansasNational
Goods & Services index8192100
Groceries index8691100
Health care index8688100
Housing index11365100
Transportation index8987100
Utilities index8297100

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  • The cost of living in Natural Steps is 10% higher than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Natural Steps is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Natural Steps is 13% higher 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$96,500$8,042$2,252$2,895
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemNatural StepsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.50$16.0916.1%
Beauty Salon $30.00$37.3319.6%
Toothpaste $1.59$2.4535.2%
Shampoo $0.78$1.0022.0%
Movie $9.25$10.2810.0%
Bowling $3.99$4.9319.1%

Groceries

ItemNatural StepsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.60$3.805.4%
Fried Chicken $1.18$1.4015.5%
Milk $2.00$2.010.4%
Potatoes $2.64$3.0112.2%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.51$8.904.4%

Health Care

ItemNatural StepsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.67$102.1614.2%
Doctor $103.33$108.364.6%
Dentist $66.00$92.5328.7%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2814.1%
Lipitor $410.50$425.823.6%

Housing

ItemNatural StepsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $208,600.00$184,700.0012.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $779.87$1,202.4435.1%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemNatural StepsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$2.249.1%
Tire Balancing $39.97$46.2913.7%

Utilities

ItemNatural StepsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$114.16$165.9631.2%
Phone $27.95$28.682.6%
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.
Bigelow, AR37768-32%
Fourche, AR7470-30%
Sweet Home, AR58285-15%
Houston, AR31176-24%
Mayflower, AR1,88579-21%
Natural Steps, AR46492-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Montrose, SD46482-18%
Freeburg, MO46487-13%
Springwater Hamlet, NY46488-12%
Collins, GA46472-28%
Flagler, CO46483-17%
Natural Steps, AR46492-8%
Source: The Natural Steps, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.