Ponchatoula, LA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
88
Ponchatoula's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
30 out of 108
In Louisiana
1,324 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 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 88 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 92.

The standard of living in Ponchatoula ranks as #1,324 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Louisiana. By definition, that implies Ponchatoula ranks as the #5,083 most expensive place in the Pelican State.

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Ponchatoula Cost Of Living Vs. Louisiana

Living Expense Ponchatoula Louisiana National Average
Overall 88 92 100
Services 94 96 100
Groceries 96 98 100
Health 94 98 100
Housing 76 81 100
Transportation 93 99 100
Utilities 88 88 100
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.

$152,500
Median Home Value
$900
Median Rent
$41,184
Median Income
Statistic Ponchatoula Louisiana United States
Median Home Value $152,500 $163,100 $217,500
Median Rent $900 $866 $1,062
Median Income $41,184 $49,469 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.7x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Ponchatoula Services Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Ponchatoula Louisiana
Shampoo $0.78 $1.01
Movie $10.49 $10.72
Bowling $15.0 $13.86

Detailed Ponchatoula Groceries Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Ponchatoula Louisiana
Ground Beef $3.9 $3.9
Fried Chicken $0.94 $1.4
Milk $2.4 $1.96

Detailed Ponchatoula Health Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Ponchatoula Louisiana
Haircut $16.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $43.75 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.62 $2.32

Detailed Ponchatoula Transportation Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Ponchatoula Louisiana
Potatoes $3.39 $3.18
Pizza $8.99 $10.39
Beer $8.98 $9.23
Optometrist $108.5 $106.34
Doctor $125.0 $115.25
Dentist $75.6 $98.38

Detailed Ponchatoula Utilities Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Ponchatoula Louisiana
Gasoline $2.28 $2.59
Tire Balancing $51.66 $48.9
All Electricity $135.21 $167.6
Phone $177.34 $163.42

Ponchatoula SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
7
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
2
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Ponchatoula

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Ponchatoula
New Orleans, LA 390,845 100 1.1x
Baton Rouge, LA 224,149 96 1.1x
Metairie, LA 142,135 102 1.2x
Kenner, LA 66,777 97 1.1x
Marrero, LA 30,894 91 1.0x
Chalmette, LA 23,851 92 1.0x
Harvey, LA 21,054 93 1.1x
Hammond, LA 20,668 89 1.0x
Baker, LA 13,437 93 1.1x
Bogalusa, LA 11,673 80 0.9x

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