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Overall 18%
Goods & Services 1%
Housing 53%
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.
IndexStar CityArkansasNational
Cost of living8284100
Goods & Services10195100
Groceries9190100
Health care9286100
Housing4765100
Transportation9683100
Utilities9691100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Star City is 2% lower than the Arkansas average
  • The cost of living in Star City is 18% lower than the national average
  • Star City housing is 53% 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$43,409$3,617$1,013$1,302
      Renters$20,493$1,708$478$615

      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

      ItemStar CityNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.80$17.4915.4%
      Beauty Salon $40.20$38.175.3%
      Toothpaste $1.74$2.3225.0%
      Shampoo $0.78$1.0122.9%
      Movie $12.00$10.7211.9%
      Bowling $13.00$13.866.2%

      Groceries

      ItemStar CityNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.75$3.903.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.14$1.4018.3%
      Milk $1.89$1.963.7%
      Potatoes $3.23$3.181.5%
      Pizza $9.79$10.395.8%
      Beer $9.65$9.234.6%

      Health Care

      ItemStar CityNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $110.00$106.343.4%
      Doctor $133.00$115.2515.4%
      Dentist $66.33$98.3832.6%
      Ibuprofen $7.98$9.2613.8%
      Lipitor $490.14$466.475.1%

      Housing

      ItemStar CityNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $81,600.00$184,700.0055.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,261.70$1,273.320.9%
      Apartment Rent $499.00$949.0047.4%

      Transportation

      ItemStar CityNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.31$2.5910.7%
      Tire Balancing $54.00$48.9010.4%

      Utilities

      ItemStar CityNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$149.48$167.6010.8%
      Phone $188.02$163.4215.1%
      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.
      Woodlawn, AR19279-21%
      Grady, AR38980-20%
      Rye, AR15686-14%
      Star City, AR2,14582-18%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Waldport, OR2,14511111%
      Ingalls, IN2,14488-12%
      Elwood, IL2,14497-3%
      Lemont, PA2,1441055%
      Sewall's Point, FL2,14616666%
      Star City, AR2,14582-18%
      Source: The Star City, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.