Fayetteville is ranked at number 4 and Conway is ranked at number 6 in the survey by Kiplinger's. [Click the links to see the full statistics for each city].
The cities were selected by how they measured up in a Cost of Living Index with a score of 100 reflecting the national average. Little Rock and Cleveland, Ohio scored 99.9 and 100.1, respectively, making them average in terms of living costs.
The further a score falls below 100, the lower the cost of living.
Fayetteville's index is 84-point-6 and Conway's comes in at 86-point-2.
Kiplinger's says it's hard to beat the low cost of living in Dixie. Most of the places on the annual list are located in the South or Southwest. Four are in Texas, thanks in large part to the Lone Star State's affordable housing and super-low grocery bills.