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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Louisiana 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score71
  • Oakdale, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,693
51
  • Richwood, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,626
70
  • Springhill, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,149
55
  • Tallulah, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,144
49
  • Bastrop, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,851
59
  • Jeanerette, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,526
64
  • St. Martinville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,096
69
  • Rayne, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,051
62
  • Ville Platte, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,338
73
  • Minden, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,790
66
  • Jennings, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,180
60
  • Franklin, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,339
62
  • Abbeville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,408
66
  • Crowley, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,155
53
  • Bogalusa, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,964
61
  • Opelousas, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,605
51
  • Grambling, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,107
68
  • Eunice, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,199
66
  • Carlyss, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,041
63
  • Leesville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,551
55
  • Marksville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
67
  • Donaldsonville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,916
67
  • New Iberia, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,717
69
  • Sulphur, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,198
58
  • Bridge City, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,663
76
  • DeRidder, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,918
71
  • Bayou Vista, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,164
70
  • West Monroe, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,031
69
  • Galliano, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,395
66
  • Gray, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,262
65
  • Shreveport, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 198,571
  • I lived in Shreveport for over 5 years, and I enjoyed the variety of attractions the city has to offer. I only moved when I was required to by my job. If I had a choice, I would gladly relocate back to
68
  • Lake Charles, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,044
  • As you head down to New Orleans, LA, you will more than likely pass through Lake Charles, LA. Situated almost halfway in between Houston and New Orleans, Lake Charles offers abundant of activities to
75
  • Patterson, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,085
63
  • Raceland, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,633
61
  • Monroe, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,361
  • In the summer of 2008, two years into my dental practice, I decided to be closer to my parents who had recently shifted from an expensive California city to Monroe, LA. After many failed attempts to find
65
  • Schriever, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,041
61
  • Pineville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,477
51
  • Natchitoches, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,402
67
  • Red Chute, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,677
66
  • Cut Off, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,032
66
  • Reserve, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,449
69
  • St. Gabriel, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,984
70
  • Larose, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,409
71
  • Plaquemine, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,920
67
  • Morgan City, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,936
62
  • Avondale, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,123
61
  • Alexandria, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,044
  • I lived in Alexandria for a few years before moving to Seattle. Alexandria is an incredible city with lots to do and so much to see. I moved to Alexandria, LA with a lot of hopes, dreams and intentions
73
  • Swartz, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,235
60
  • Violet, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,621
73
  • Port Allen, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,123

Finding an affordable place to live in Louisiana is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Louisiana that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Louisiana. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Louisiana.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Louisiana with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Louisiana, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Louisiana, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.