Bridge City 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.
IndexBridge CityLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8892100
IndexBridge CityLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9799100
Groceries index9796100
Health care index8997100
Housing index6782100
Transportation index10695100
Utilities index8791100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Bridge City, LA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Louisiana the cost of living index in Bridge City, LA is 88, which is 5% lower than the average in Louisiana and compared to the national average it is 12% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Bridge City, LA goods and services come in at 2% lower than the average in Louisiana and are 3% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Bridge City is 5% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Bridge City is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bridge City is 33% 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$38,750$3,229$904$1,163
Renters$27,500$2,292$642$825
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Bridge City, LA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Bridge City, LA homeowners have a median income of $38,750. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $904 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $27,500, which means there is a maximum of $642 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Louisiana2%6%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Bridge City, LA is the Louisiana sales tax and Louisiana income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Louisiana sales tax rate is 4% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 11%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Louisiana income tax rates range from 2% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.88$15.562.0%
Beauty Salon $37.33$36.113.4%
Toothpaste $2.44$2.471.3%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.6%
Movie $10.61$10.134.7%
Bowling $7.13$4.7450.6%

Groceries

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.10$3.982.9%
Fried Chicken $1.02$1.4127.3%
Milk $2.42$2.0617.4%
Potatoes $3.00$2.980.5%
Pizza $8.33$9.4712.1%
Beer $8.34$8.795.1%

Health Care

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.22$101.048.7%
Doctor $78.17$107.4427.2%
Dentist $75.56$90.4216.4%
Ibuprofen $10.68$9.2815.1%
Lipitor $454.14$426.506.5%

Housing

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,300.00$175,700.0045.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,086.36$1,133.234.1%
Apartment Rent $889.00$920.003.4%

Transportation

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$1.998.9%
Tire Balancing $64.02$45.7639.9%

Utilities

ItemBridge CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$130.31$163.8120.5%
Phone $28.00$28.391.4%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pleasure Bend, LA33282-18%
New Sarpy, LA1,47289-11%
Avondale, LA5,26289-11%
Westwego, LA8,53190-10%
Chalmette, LA19,37591-9%
Bridge City, LA7,16388-12%

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Albertville, MN7,1591055%
Bridge City, LA7,16388-12%
Source: The Bridge City, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.