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.
|Living Expense||Metairie||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. 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|