Destrehan 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.
Cost of living index10291100
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index9897100
Health care index9995100
Housing index12582100
Transportation index8694100
Utilities index8488100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Destrehan, LA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Louisiana and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Destrehan, LA is 102, which is 12% higher than the Louisiana average and 2% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Destrehan, LA are 4% lower than the average for Louisiana and 7% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Destrehan is 12% higher than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Destrehan is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Destrehan is 25% higher 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)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Destrehan, 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 Destrehan, LA homeowners have a median income of $84,464. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,971 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $51,529, which means there is a maximum of $1,202 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Louisiana Sales Tax

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Louisiana Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Destrehan, LA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Louisiana, as well as the rate for income tax in Louisiana. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Louisiana is 11%, and the sales tax in the state of Louisiana is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Louisiana starts from 2% and goes up to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemDestrehanNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.33$14.598.7%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.1%
Shampoo $0.92$1.0210.0%
Movie $10.60$9.877.4%
Bowling $8.00$4.3982.2%


ItemDestrehanNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.23$4.485.5%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.63$2.3611.6%
Potatoes $3.65$3.0619.2%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.58$8.6312.2%

Health Care

ItemDestrehanNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.67$99.7824.2%
Doctor $81.90$105.0322.0%
Dentist $97.50$88.709.9%
Ibuprofen $10.62$9.4112.8%
Lipitor $323.59$298.508.4%


ItemDestrehanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $229,300.00$175,700.0030.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,015.20$1,081.036.1%
Apartment Rent $1,043.00$920.0013.4%


ItemDestrehanNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$2.0913.2%
Tire Balancing $38.32$45.2915.4%


ItemDestrehanNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$125.82$170.8026.3%
Phone $28.01$28.260.9%
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.
Taft, LA4892-8%
Killona, LA58566-34%
Raceland, LA9,97685-15%
Bridge City, LA7,16384-16%
New Sarpy, LA1,47285-15%
Destrehan, LA11,2501022%

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Lewisburg, TN11,25286-14%
Signal Hill, CA11,24513333%
Lake Arrowhead, CA11,25512323%
Wanaque, NJ11,24312828%
Lowes Island, VA11,25915353%
Destrehan, LA11,2501022%
Source: The Destrehan, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.