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Overall 26%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 64%
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.
IndexWestern GroveArkansasNational
Cost of living7484100
Goods & Services9195100
Groceries9190100
Health care8286100
Housing3665100
Transportation9183100
Utilities9191100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Western Grove is 11% lower than the Arkansas average
  • The cost of living in Western Grove is 26% lower than the national average
  • Western Grove housing is 64% 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$49,688$4,141$1,159$1,491
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      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

      ItemWestern 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%

      Groceries

      ItemWestern 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

      ItemWestern 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%

      Housing

      ItemWestern GroveNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $66,900.00$184,700.0063.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $954.88$1,273.3225.0%
      Apartment Rent $349.00$949.0063.2%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemWestern 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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Zinc, AR7595-5%
      St. Joe, AR14867-33%
      Pyatt, AR27179-21%
      Jasper, AR55377-23%
      Everton, AR15779-21%
      Western Grove, AR46674-26%

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      Three Lakes, WI46694-6%
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      Wyndmere, ND46685-15%
      Western Grove, AR46674-26%
      Source: The Western Grove, AR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.