The average commute time in Arkansas is just 21.4 minutes.

According to NerdWallet’s calculator, the cost of living in Little Rock-North Little Rock is 58 percent lower than in New York City; 46 percent lower than in San Francisco; 36 percent lower than in Washington, DC; 35 percent lower than in Boston; and 21 percent lower than in Chicago.

When your dollar goes farther, and you’re spending less time getting to and from work, it’s easy to see why Arkansas has such a great quality of life.

GOOD LIFE, LOW COST

Arkansas has the fourth-lowest cost of living in the country, with lower-than-average housing and the third-lowest residential electricity prices.

GOOD LIFE, LOW COST

Arkansas has the fourth-lowest cost of living in the country, with lower-than-average housing and the third-lowest residential electricity prices.