Baker, LA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
93
Baker's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
62 out of 108
In Louisiana
2,223 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 Baker is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Baker, LA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Baker has an overall cost of living index of 93 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Baker ranks as #2,224 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Louisiana. By definition, that implies Baker ranks as the #4,182 most expensive place in the Pelican State.

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Baker Cost Of Living Vs. Louisiana

Living Expense Baker Louisiana National Average
Overall 93 92 100
Services 106 96 100
Groceries 99 98 100
Health 103 98 100
Housing 73 81 100
Transportation 103 99 100
Utilities 84 88 100
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Baker Cost of Living Vs. LA

Baker, 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.

$129,800
Median Home Value
$957
Median Rent
$53,082
Median Income
Statistic Baker Louisiana United States
Median Home Value $129,800 $163,100 $217,500
Median Rent $957 $866 $1,062
Median Income $53,082 $49,469 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.4x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Baker Services Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Baker Louisiana
Shampoo $1.13 $1.01
Movie $10.27 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Baker Groceries Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Baker Louisiana
Ground Beef $4.25 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.46 $1.4
Milk $2.9 $1.96

Detailed Baker Health Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Baker Louisiana
Haircut $24.99 $17.49
Beauty Salon $47.38 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.89 $2.32

Detailed Baker Transportation Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Baker Louisiana
Potatoes $4.26 $3.18
Pizza $8.49 $10.39
Beer $8.78 $9.23
Optometrist $130.8 $106.34
Doctor $110.5 $115.25
Dentist $104.0 $98.38

Detailed Baker Utilities Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Baker Louisiana
Gasoline $2.29 $2.59
Tire Balancing $64.37 $48.9
All Electricity $122.3 $167.6
Phone $176.14 $163.42

Baker SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Baker

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Baker
Baton Rouge, LA 224,149 96 1.0x
Central, LA 29,107 100 1.1x
Shenandoah, LA 20,252 108 1.2x
Zachary, LA 17,283 103 1.1x
Gardere, LA 11,394 96 1.0x
Merrydale, LA 8,903 92 1.0x
Oak Hills Place, LA 8,326 115 1.2x
Village St. George, LA 7,334 100 1.1x
Brownfields, LA 5,772 94 1.0x

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