New Blaine cost of living index

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. 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexNew BlaineArkansasNational
Cost of living11384100
IndexNew BlaineArkansasNational
Goods & Services8595100
Groceries8590100
Health care8386100
Housing18365100
Transportation7283100
Utilities8791100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in New Blaine is 35% higher than the Arkansas average
  • The cost of living in New Blaine is 13% higher than the national average
  • New Blaine housing is 83% higher 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$34,211$2,851$798$1,026
      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)
      Arkansas2%6.6%

      Goods & Services

      ItemNew BlaineNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $13.50$17.4922.8%
      Beauty Salon $22.50$38.1741.1%
      Toothpaste $1.67$2.3228.0%
      Shampoo $0.78$1.0122.9%
      Movie $9.50$10.7211.4%
      Bowling $12.00$13.8613.4%

      Groceries

      ItemNew BlaineNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.70$3.905.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4022.6%
      Milk $1.83$1.966.7%
      Potatoes $3.10$3.182.6%
      Pizza $9.79$10.395.8%
      Beer $8.51$9.237.8%

      Health Care

      ItemNew BlaineNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $114.00$106.347.2%
      Doctor $109.67$115.254.8%
      Dentist $65.00$98.3833.9%
      Ibuprofen $7.98$9.2613.8%
      Lipitor $422.00$466.479.5%

      Housing

      ItemNew BlaineNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $337,100.00$184,700.0082.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.41$1,273.3219.3%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemNew BlaineNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $1.53$2.5941.1%
      Tire Balancing $46.64$48.904.6%

      Utilities

      ItemNew BlaineNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$123.54$167.6026.3%
      Phone $189.36$163.4215.9%
      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.
      Hartman, AR57875-25%
      Coal Hill, AR1,05676-24%
      Scranton, AR18577-23%
      Belleville, AR42482-18%
      Lamar, AR1,64674-26%
      New Blaine, AR13211313%

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      Ellenton, GA13275-25%
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      Glen Echo Park, MO13282-18%
      Chickamaw Beach, MN13211010%
      New Blaine, AR13211313%
      Source: The New Blaine, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.