Ponchatoula, LA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
87
Ponchatoula's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
31 out of 109
In Louisiana
1,101 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Ponchatoula is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Ponchatoula, LA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Ponchatoula has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Louisiana, Ponchatoula has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Louisiana's index of 91.

The standard of living in Ponchatoula ranks as #1,101 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Louisiana. By definition, that implies Ponchatoula ranks as the #5,317 most expensive place in the Pelican State.

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Ponchatoula Cost Of Living Vs. Louisiana

Living Expense Ponchatoula Louisiana National Average
Overall 87 91 100
Services 96 98 100
Groceries 96 97 100
Health 93 97 100
Housing 75 83 100
Transportation 86 93 100
Utilities 87 86 100
For more reading on cost of living around Louisiana, check out:
Ponchatoula Cost of Living Vs. LA

Ponchatoula, 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.

$162,700
Median Home Value
$901
Median Rent
$37,381
Median Income
Statistic Ponchatoula Louisiana United States
Median Home Value $162,700 $168,100 $229,800
Median Rent $901 $876 $1,096
Median Income $37,381 $50,800 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.4x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Ponchatoula Services Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Ponchatoula Louisiana
Shampoo $0.97 $1.06
Movie $10.49 $10.68
Bowling $15.0 $14.67

Detailed Ponchatoula Groceries Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Ponchatoula Louisiana
Ground Beef $3.83 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.1 $1.39
Milk $2.27 $2.05

Detailed Ponchatoula Health Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Ponchatoula Louisiana
Haircut $18.54 $18.62
Beauty Salon $42.67 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.96 $2.34

Detailed Ponchatoula Transportation Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Ponchatoula Louisiana
Potatoes $3.3 $3.29
Pizza $8.99 $10.62
Beer $8.76 $9.38
Optometrist $102.44 $108.57
Doctor $111.0 $116.17
Dentist $83.44 $99.13

Detailed Ponchatoula Utilities Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Ponchatoula Louisiana
Gasoline $1.89 $2.22
Tire Balancing $44.58 $50.07
All Electricity $131.15 $167.67
Phone $180.18 $175.64

Ponchatoula SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Ponchatoula

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Ponchatoula
New Orleans, LA 391,249 100 1.1x
Baton Rouge, LA 222,191 95 1.1x
Metairie, LA 138,511 102 1.2x
Kenner, LA 66,759 99 1.1x
Marrero, LA 31,751 90 1.0x
Chalmette, LA 23,111 94 1.1x
Harvey, LA 20,992 92 1.1x
Hammond, LA 20,557 90 1.0x
Baker, LA 13,233 90 1.0x
Bogalusa, LA 11,658 82 0.9x

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