New Orleans, LA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
100
New Orleans's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
91 out of 108
In Louisiana
3,200 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 New Orleans is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in New Orleans, LA?

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 #3,201 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Louisiana. By definition, that implies New Orleans ranks as the #3,205 most expensive place in the Pelican State.

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New Orleans Cost Of Living Vs. Louisiana

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

New Orleans, 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.

$231,500
Median Home Value
$998
Median Rent
$41,604
Median Income
Statistic New Orleans Louisiana United States
Median Home Value $231,500 $163,100 $217,500
Median Rent $998 $866 $1,062
Median Income $41,604 $49,469 $62,843
Home Value To Income 5.6x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed New Orleans Services Costs Vs. Louisiana

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

Detailed New Orleans Groceries Costs Vs. Louisiana

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

Detailed New Orleans Health Costs Vs. Louisiana

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

Detailed New Orleans Transportation Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item New Orleans 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 New Orleans Utilities Costs Vs. Louisiana

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

New Orleans SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around New Orleans

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. New Orleans
Metairie, LA 142,135 102 1.0x
Kenner, LA 66,777 97 1.0x
Marrero, LA 30,894 91 0.9x
Terrytown, LA 24,953 96 1.0x
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
Timberlane, LA 9,950 97 1.0x
Westwego, LA 8,438 91 0.9x

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