Springdale's metropolitan area ranks as one of the nation's most affordable areas to live with a cost of living well below the national average.

Annually, The Council for Community and Economic Research releases its ACCRA Cost of Living Year-End Index of six key indices as well as the composite index for more than 300 urban areas in the country.

 Composite Grocery Items Housing Utilities Transportation Healthcare Misc. Goods
 88.2  91.5 75.8 103.5 94.0 90.8 90.3

Regional Comparison

Springdale's 88.2 composite Cost of Living Index is lower than each of these key cities in states adjacent to Arkansas:

City Cost of Living Index
Baton Rouge, LA 92.4
Monroe, LA 92.0
Shreveport, LA 88.5
Columbia, MO 95.3
Kansas City, MO 94.1
St. Louis, MO 92.5
Oklahoma City, OK 96.1
Stillwater, OK 89.6
Jackson, TN 93.5
Nashville, TN 93.6
Austin, TX 96.0
Dallas, TX 97.9
Fort Worth, TX 102.8