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Overall 24%
Goods & Services 12%
Housing 54%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; 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.
IndexShirleyArkansasNational
Cost of living7687100
Goods & Services89102100
Groceries8893100
Health care8985100
Housing4665100
Transportation9392100
Utilities8992100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Shirley is 13% lower than the Arkansas average
  • The cost of living in Shirley is 24% lower than the national average
  • Shirley housing is 54% lower than the national average
  • Arkansas general sales tax is 28% higher than the national average
  • Arkansas state income tax is 19% 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$41,250$3,438$962$1,238
      Renters$16,250$1,354$379$488

      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

      ItemShirleyNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.00$20.276.3%
      Beauty Salon $39.11$40.393.2%
      Toothpaste $1.66$2.3629.5%
      Shampoo $0.88$1.0818.2%
      Movie $10.41$10.995.3%
      Bowling $17.50$15.4913.0%

      Groceries

      ItemShirleyNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.96$4.307.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4022.8%
      Milk $1.79$2.2018.9%
      Potatoes $3.19$3.220.8%
      Pizza $10.74$10.740.0%
      Beer $9.16$9.604.5%

      Health Care

      ItemShirleyNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $97.83$109.7310.8%
      Doctor $107.44$118.349.2%
      Dentist $85.00$100.9415.8%
      Ibuprofen $8.64$9.9313.0%
      Lipitor $441.10$469.536.1%

      Housing

      ItemShirleyNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $74,000.00$184,700.0059.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,028.05$1,229.6216.4%
      Apartment Rent $561.00$949.0040.9%

      Transportation

      ItemShirleyNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.39$2.7111.8%
      Tire Balancing $51.88$51.860.0%

      Utilities

      ItemShirleyNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$128.60$170.8424.7%
      Phone $199.76$187.186.7%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Dennard, AR3977425.6%
      Leslie, AR5197524.5%
      Clinton, AR2,5657821.6%
      Greers Ferry, AR9268317.0%
      Fairfield Bay, AR2,4168316.7%
      Shirley, AR3697623.9%

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Calion, AR3697525.3%
      Farnhamville, IA3697821.6%
      Secor, IL3698712.7%
      Dunmor, KY3697920.8%
      Geneva, MN3698812.2%
      Shirley, AR3697623.9%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.