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.
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Texarkana, AR cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Arkansas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Texarkana, AR is 82, which is 3% lower than the Arkansas average and 18% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Texarkana, AR are 3% lower than the average for Arkansas and 11% lower than the rest of the country.
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The cost of living in Texarkana is 3% lower than the Arkansas average.
The cost of living in Texarkana is 18% lower than the national average.
The cost of housing in Texarkana is 37% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Texarkana, AR to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Texarkana, AR, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Texarkana, AR salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.
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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Texarkana, AR, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Texarkana, AR, the median monthly income is $50,402 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,176 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $25,289, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $590 on monthly rental expenses.
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When assessing the complete cost of living in Texarkana, AR, the Arkansas income tax and the Arkansas sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Arkansas maximum surtax is 11.625%, and the Arkansas sales tax is 6.5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0.9% to 6.9% in Arkansas.
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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.