Delta 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.
IndexDeltaLouisianaNational
Cost of living index7092100
IndexDeltaLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9199100
Groceries index9496100
Health care index8897100
Housing index2382100
Transportation index8795100
Utilities index8691100

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  • The cost of living in Delta is 24% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Delta is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Delta is 77% 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$25,000$2,083$583$750
Renters$21,944$1,829$512$658

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemDeltaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.70$15.5612.0%
Beauty Salon $29.73$36.1117.7%
Toothpaste $3.08$2.4724.4%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9610.9%
Movie $9.47$10.136.5%
Bowling $4.88$4.743.1%

Groceries

ItemDeltaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.47$3.9837.4%
Fried Chicken $1.02$1.4127.3%
Milk $2.28$2.0610.5%
Potatoes $2.58$2.9813.5%
Pizza $8.69$9.478.3%
Beer $9.04$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemDeltaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.51$101.0424.3%
Doctor $93.67$107.4412.8%
Dentist $81.17$90.4210.2%
Ibuprofen $7.67$9.2817.3%
Lipitor $390.83$426.508.4%

Housing

ItemDeltaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $25,000.00$175,700.0085.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $883.13$1,133.2322.1%
Apartment Rent $407.00$920.0055.8%

Transportation

ItemDeltaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.78$1.9910.6%
Tire Balancing $37.63$45.7617.8%

Utilities

ItemDeltaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$123.15$163.8124.8%
Phone $28.82$28.391.5%
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.
Mound, LA690-10%
Tallulah, LA7,26781-19%
Richmond, LA54283-17%
Vicksburg, MS23,55980-20%
Beechwood, MS4,29989-11%
Delta, LA24770-30%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Campbell Hill, IL24782-18%
White Heath, IL24785-15%
Mission Hill, SD24786-14%
Bellville, GA24786-14%
Mullinville, KS24779-21%
Delta, LA24770-30%
Source: The Delta, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.