Norman 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.
IndexNormanArkansasNational
Cost of living index7784100
IndexNormanArkansasNational
Goods & Services index9392100
Groceries index9391100
Health care index9088100
Housing index4065100
Transportation index8587100
Utilities index10697100
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  • The cost of living in Norman is 8% lower than the Arkansas average.
  • The cost of living in Norman is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Norman is 60% 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$34,750$2,896$811$1,043
Renters$25,000$2,083$583$750

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

ItemNormanNational 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%

Groceries

ItemNormanNational 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

ItemNormanNational 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%

Housing

ItemNormanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $53,800.00$184,700.0070.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,100.93$1,202.448.4%
Apartment Rent $605.00$949.0036.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemNormanNational 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.
Black Springs, AR4371-29%
Amity, AR63376-24%
Glenwood, AR2,21578-22%
Oden, AR22979-21%
Mount Ida, AR1,21880-20%
Norman, AR35277-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Draper, VA35211313%
Mason, IL35278-22%
Midland, OH35285-15%
Garrison, IA35280-20%
Velarde, NM35211212%
Norman, AR35277-23%
Source: The Norman, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.