Metairie, LA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-03-08
Metairie's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
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 #3423 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Louisiana. By definition, that implies Metairie ranks as the #2983 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, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Metairie Louisiana United States
Median Home Value $228,400 $157,800 $204,900
Median Rent $935 $850 $1,023
Median Income $57,505 $47,942 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.0x 3.3x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.21x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Metairie

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Metairie
New Orleans, LA 389,648 100 1.0x
Kenner, LA 66,910 97 1.0x
Marrero, LA 32,088 91 0.9x
Chalmette, LA 23,602 92 0.9x
Harvey, LA 20,712 93 0.9x
Gretna, LA 17,797 95 0.9x
Estelle, LA 17,099 95 0.9x
River Ridge, LA 13,241 105 1.0x
Jefferson, LA 10,341 96 0.9x
Waggaman, LA 9,866 92 0.9x

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