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|
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|
|Kansas City, MO||94.1|
|St. Louis, MO||92.5|
|Oklahoma City, OK||96.1|
|Fort Worth, TX||102.8|