Overall 15%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 27%
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.
IndexPrairie GroveArkansasNational
Cost of living8584100
Goods & Services9195100
Health care8286100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Prairie Grove is 2% higher than the Arkansas average
  • The cost of living in Prairie Grove is 15% lower than the national average
  • Prairie Grove housing is 27% 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

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      Arkansas Sales Tax

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      Goods & Services

      ItemPrairie GroveNational 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%


      ItemPrairie GroveNational 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

      ItemPrairie GroveNational 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%


      ItemPrairie GroveNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $134,900.00$184,700.0027.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $954.88$1,273.3225.0%
      Apartment Rent $686.00$949.0027.7%


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


      ItemPrairie GroveNational 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.

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      Prairie Grove, AR4,99785-15%

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      Source: The Prairie Grove, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.