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Cost of Living

Cost of Living
This index compares the relative cost of living in different locations. Using the United States as the base location (i.e. a value of 100), an index value of 120 means that the cost of living in that particular community is 20 percent higher than in the base location; a value of 94 indicates a more affordable location.
Location Cost of Living Index
Dallas, TX 88
Little Rock, AR 91
Mt. Pleasant, TX 82
New Boston, TX 81
Oklahoma City, OK 85
Shreveport, LA 90
Texarkana, TX 85
Texarkana, AR 84
Source: Sperling's Best Places (www.bestplaces.net), as of January 2013. The total of all cost of living categories is weighted as follows: 30% housing, 15% groceries, 10% transportation, 6% utilities, 7% healthcare, and 32% miscellaneous (clothing, services, entertainment); state and local taxes are not included.