According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Baton Rouge has an overall cost of living index of 96 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Louisiana, Baton Rouge has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Louisiana's index of 92.
The standard of living in Baton Rouge ranks as #2,652 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Louisiana. By definition, that implies Baton Rouge ranks as the #3,754 most expensive place in the Pelican State.
|Living Expense||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Baton Rouge||Prairieville, LA||31,974||106||1.1x||Central, LA||29,107||100||1.0x||Shenandoah, LA||20,252||108||1.1x||Zachary, LA||17,283||103||1.1x||Baker, LA||13,437||93||1.0x||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||1.0x||St. Gabriel, LA||7,282||91||0.9x|