Alexandria, LA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
89
Alexandria's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
38 out of 108
In Louisiana
1,523 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Alexandria is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Alexandria, LA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Alexandria has an overall cost of living index of 89 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Louisiana, Alexandria has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Louisiana's index of 92.

The standard of living in Alexandria ranks as #1,524 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Louisiana. By definition, that implies Alexandria ranks as the #4,883 most expensive place in the Pelican State.

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Alexandria Cost Of Living Vs. Louisiana

Living Expense Alexandria Louisiana National Average
Overall 89 92 100
Services 94 96 100
Groceries 94 98 100
Health 102 98 100
Housing 76 81 100
Transportation 89 99 100
Utilities 101 88 100
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Alexandria Cost of Living Vs. LA

Alexandria, LA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Louisiana, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$148,900
Median Home Value
$831
Median Rent
$43,497
Median Income
Statistic Alexandria Louisiana United States
Median Home Value $148,900 $163,100 $217,500
Median Rent $831 $866 $1,062
Median Income $43,497 $49,469 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.4x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Alexandria Services Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Alexandria Louisiana
Shampoo $0.86 $1.01
Movie $10.76 $10.72
Bowling $10.0 $13.86

Detailed Alexandria Groceries Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Alexandria Louisiana
Ground Beef $4.62 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.27 $1.4
Milk $2.16 $1.96

Detailed Alexandria Health Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Alexandria Louisiana
Haircut $10.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $25.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.98 $2.32

Detailed Alexandria Transportation Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Alexandria Louisiana
Potatoes $3.09 $3.18
Pizza $7.99 $10.39
Beer $10.99 $9.23
Optometrist $90.0 $106.34
Doctor $96.25 $115.25
Dentist $120.0 $98.38

Detailed Alexandria Utilities Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Alexandria Louisiana
Gasoline $2.29 $2.59
Tire Balancing $46.0 $48.9
All Electricity $172.67 $167.6
Phone $177.34 $163.42

Alexandria SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
1
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Alexandria

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Alexandria
Natchitoches, LA 17,898 88 1.0x
Pineville, LA 14,237 88 1.0x
Fort Polk South, LA 9,048 100 1.1x
Oakdale, LA 7,607 77 0.9x
Ville Platte, LA 7,159 81 0.9x
Leesville, LA 5,891 84 0.9x
Marksville, LA 5,432 84 0.9x

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