Metairie, LA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
102
Metairie's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
95 out of 108
In Louisiana
3,422 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 Metairie is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Metairie, LA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Metairie has an overall cost of living index of 102 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Louisiana, Metairie has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Louisiana's index of 92.

The standard of living in Metairie ranks as #3,423 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Louisiana. By definition, that implies Metairie ranks as the #2,983 most expensive place in the Pelican State.

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Metairie Cost Of Living Vs. Louisiana

Living Expense Metairie Louisiana National Average
Overall 102 92 100
Services 98 96 100
Groceries 103 98 100
Health 117 98 100
Housing 111 81 100
Transportation 104 99 100
Utilities 80 88 100
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Metairie Cost of Living Vs. LA

Metairie, 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.

$236,900
Median Home Value
$952
Median Rent
$59,346
Median Income
Statistic Metairie Louisiana United States
Median Home Value $236,900 $163,100 $217,500
Median Rent $952 $866 $1,062
Median Income $59,346 $49,469 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.0x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Metairie Services Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Metairie Louisiana
Shampoo $0.82 $1.01
Movie $11.68 $10.72
Bowling $18.25 $13.86

Detailed Metairie Groceries Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Metairie Louisiana
Ground Beef $4.43 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.23 $1.4
Milk $2.4 $1.96

Detailed Metairie Health Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Metairie Louisiana
Haircut $19.67 $17.49
Beauty Salon $43.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.87 $2.32

Detailed Metairie Transportation Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Metairie Louisiana
Potatoes $3.22 $3.18
Pizza $8.99 $10.39
Beer $8.99 $9.23
Optometrist $97.67 $106.34
Doctor $155.0 $115.25
Dentist $109.67 $98.38

Detailed Metairie Utilities Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Metairie Louisiana
Gasoline $2.37 $2.59
Tire Balancing $63.33 $48.9
All Electricity $110.31 $167.6
Phone $177.34 $163.42

Metairie SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Metairie

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Metairie
New Orleans, LA 390,845 100 1.0x
Kenner, LA 66,777 97 1.0x
Marrero, LA 30,894 91 0.9x
Chalmette, LA 23,851 92 0.9x
Harvey, LA 21,054 93 0.9x
Estelle, LA 17,968 95 0.9x
Gretna, LA 17,774 95 0.9x
River Ridge, LA 13,337 105 1.0x
Jefferson, LA 10,501 96 0.9x
Waggaman, LA 10,017 92 0.9x

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