Rudy 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.
IndexRudyArkansasNational
Cost of living8684100
IndexRudyArkansasNational
Goods & Services9195100
Groceries9190100
Health care8286100
Housing7665100
Transportation9183100
Utilities9191100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Rudy is 3% higher than the Arkansas average
  • The cost of living in Rudy is 14% lower than the national average
  • Rudy housing is 24% 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$0$0$0$0
      Renters$38,417$3,201$896$1,153

      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

      ItemRudyNational 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

      ItemRudyNational 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

      ItemRudyNational 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

      ItemRudyNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $954.88$1,273.3225.0%
      Apartment Rent $719.00$949.0024.2%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemRudyNational 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.
      Moffett, OK14073-27%
      Chester, AR17476-24%
      Arkoma, OK1,91276-24%
      Mountainburg, AR61477-23%
      Mulberry, AR1,77278-22%
      Rudy, AR30586-14%

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      Everest, KS30575-25%
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      McNabb, IL30588-12%
      Rudy, AR30586-14%
      Source: The Rudy, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.