Blanchard 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.
IndexBlanchardLouisianaNational
Cost of living index9091100
IndexBlanchardLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index9697100
Health care index8795100
Housing index8782100
Transportation index9794100
Utilities index7988100

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  • The cost of living in Blanchard is equal to the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Blanchard is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Blanchard is 13% 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$74,375$6,198$1,735$2,231
Renters$18,580$1,548$434$557

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Louisiana2%6%

Goods & Services

ItemBlanchardNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.50$14.5921.2%
Beauty Salon $35.38$34.682.0%
Toothpaste $2.31$2.476.6%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0211.9%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $4.88$4.3911.1%

Groceries

ItemBlanchardNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.30$4.483.9%
Fried Chicken $1.20$1.4618.0%
Milk $2.47$2.364.8%
Potatoes $3.00$3.062.0%
Pizza $10.59$9.2414.6%
Beer $7.93$8.638.1%

Health Care

ItemBlanchardNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.49$99.7826.3%
Doctor $96.50$105.038.1%
Dentist $75.90$88.7014.4%
Ibuprofen $9.52$9.411.1%
Lipitor $250.79$298.5016.0%

Housing

ItemBlanchardNational avg.Difference
Home Price $168,600.00$175,700.004.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $965.82$1,081.0310.7%
Apartment Rent $599.00$920.0034.9%

Transportation

ItemBlanchardNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.83$2.0912.4%
Tire Balancing $55.96$45.2923.6%

Utilities

ItemBlanchardNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$127.57$170.8025.3%
Phone $23.95$28.2615.2%
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.
Oil City, LA73576-24%
Mooringsport, LA82178-22%
Waskom, TX2,15680-20%
Benton, LA1,87882-18%
Shreveport, LA200,69287-13%
Blanchard, LA2,91190-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Afton, MN2,91213636%
Louisa, KY2,91285-15%
East Douglas, MA2,91212424%
Osage City, KS2,91084-16%
Clearlake Riviera, CA2,91211313%
Blanchard, LA2,91190-10%
Source: The Blanchard, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.