According to the most recent data on the cost of living, New Orleans has an overall cost of living index of 100 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Louisiana, New Orleans has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Louisiana's index of 92.
The standard of living in New Orleans ranks as #3201 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Louisiana. By definition, that implies New Orleans ranks as the #3205 most expensive place in the Pelican State.
|Living Expense||New Orleans||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. New Orleans||Metairie, LA||143,481||102||1.0x||Kenner, LA||66,910||97||1.0x||Marrero, LA||32,088||91||0.9x||Terrytown, LA||24,244||96||1.0x||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||Timberlane, LA||10,192||97||1.0x||Westwego, LA||8,499||91||0.9x|