Baton Rouge, LA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
96
Baton Rouge's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
81 out of 108
In Louisiana
2,651 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 Baton Rouge is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Baton Rouge, LA?

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.

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Baton Rouge Cost Of Living Vs. Louisiana

Living Expense Baton Rouge Louisiana National Average
Overall 96 92 100
Services 106 96 100
Groceries 99 98 100
Health 103 98 100
Housing 85 81 100
Transportation 103 99 100
Utilities 84 88 100
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Baton Rouge Cost of Living Vs. LA

Baton Rouge, 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.

$174,000
Median Home Value
$879
Median Rent
$44,470
Median Income
Statistic Baton Rouge Louisiana United States
Median Home Value $174,000 $163,100 $217,500
Median Rent $879 $866 $1,062
Median Income $44,470 $49,469 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.9x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Baton Rouge Services Costs Vs. Louisiana

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

Detailed Baton Rouge Groceries Costs Vs. Louisiana

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

Detailed Baton Rouge Health Costs Vs. Louisiana

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

Detailed Baton Rouge Transportation Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge Utilities Costs Vs. Louisiana

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

Baton Rouge SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Baton Rouge

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

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