Bawcomville cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBawcomvilleLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8492100
IndexBawcomvilleLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index10899100
Groceries index9396100
Health care index9297100
Housing index4982100
Transportation index8895100
Utilities index9091100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Bawcomville, LA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Bawcomville, LA is 84, which is 9% lower than the Louisiana average and 16% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Bawcomville, LA are 9% higher than the Louisiana average and 8% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bawcomville is 9% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Bawcomville is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bawcomville is 51% lower than the national average.
  • Louisiana general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Louisiana state income tax is 10% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$28,889$2,407$674$867
Renters$24,157$2,013$564$725
The affordability of the housing market in Bawcomville, LA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Bawcomville, LA homeowners, the median income is $28,889. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $674 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $24,157. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $564 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Louisiana2%6%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Bawcomville, LA you will want to make sure you consider both the Louisiana sales tax and the Louisiana income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Louisiana is 4%, with the highest surtax being 11%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Louisiana have a range from 2% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemBawcomvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.70$15.565.5%
Beauty Salon $28.88$36.1120.0%
Toothpaste $2.26$2.478.6%
Shampoo $0.93$0.964.0%
Movie $8.50$10.1316.0%
Bowling $13.00$4.74174.5%

Groceries

ItemBawcomvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.33$3.9816.4%
Fried Chicken $1.14$1.4118.7%
Milk $2.06$2.060.2%
Potatoes $2.88$2.983.3%
Pizza $8.71$9.478.0%
Beer $7.90$8.7910.1%

Health Care

ItemBawcomvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.92$101.0417.9%
Doctor $81.17$107.4424.5%
Dentist $84.67$90.426.4%
Ibuprofen $9.51$9.282.5%
Lipitor $445.52$426.504.5%

Housing

ItemBawcomvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $62,600.00$175,700.0064.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,080.59$1,133.234.6%
Apartment Rent $734.00$920.0020.2%

Transportation

ItemBawcomvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.74$1.9912.6%
Tire Balancing $41.06$45.7610.3%

Utilities

ItemBawcomvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$127.39$163.8122.2%
Phone $30.22$28.396.4%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Eros, LA15180-20%
Richwood, LA5,84681-19%
Brownsville, LA4,35682-18%
Calhoun, LA72985-15%
Downsville, LA21087-13%
Bawcomville, LA3,68284-16%

Cities with similar population

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Hainesville, IL3,6821099%
Vivian, LA3,68277-23%
Hanover, IN3,68282-18%
Lloyd Harbor, NY3,684323223%
Castle Point, MO3,68087-13%
Bawcomville, LA3,68284-16%
Source: The Bawcomville, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.