Shreveport, LA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
88
Shreveport'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 Shreveport is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Shreveport, LA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Shreveport has an overall cost of living index of 88 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Louisiana, Shreveport has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Louisiana's index of 92.

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

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Shreveport Cost Of Living Vs. Louisiana

Living Expense Shreveport Louisiana National Average
Overall 88 92 100
Services 91 96 100
Groceries 97 98 100
Health 101 98 100
Housing 75 81 100
Transportation 97 99 100
Utilities 87 88 100
For more reading on cost of living around Louisiana, check out:
Shreveport Cost of Living Vs. LA

Shreveport, 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.

$148,100
Median Home Value
$812
Median Rent
$39,090
Median Income
Statistic Shreveport Louisiana United States
Median Home Value $148,100 $163,100 $217,500
Median Rent $812 $866 $1,062
Median Income $39,090 $49,469 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.8x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Shreveport Services Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Shreveport Louisiana
Shampoo $1.07 $1.01
Movie $10.72 $10.72
Bowling $16.25 $13.86

Detailed Shreveport Groceries Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Shreveport Louisiana
Ground Beef $4.46 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.22 $1.4
Milk $2.07 $1.96

Detailed Shreveport Health Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Shreveport Louisiana
Haircut $16.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $33.67 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.86 $2.32

Detailed Shreveport Transportation Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Shreveport Louisiana
Potatoes $2.74 $3.18
Pizza $9.73 $10.39
Beer $9.5 $9.23
Optometrist $79.14 $106.34
Doctor $101.25 $115.25
Dentist $113.0 $98.38

Detailed Shreveport Utilities Costs Vs. Louisiana

Item Shreveport Louisiana
Gasoline $2.37 $2.59
Tire Balancing $53.44 $48.9
All Electricity $131.77 $167.6
Phone $177.34 $163.42

Shreveport SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Shreveport

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Shreveport
Marshall, TX 23,080 83 0.9x
Jamestown, ND 15,289 90 1.0x
Minden, LA 12,274 81 0.9x
Red Chute, LA 7,335 89 1.0x

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