Eastwood 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.
IndexEastwoodLouisianaNational
Cost of living index9191100
IndexEastwoodLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index9697100
Health care index8795100
Housing index9082100
Transportation index9794100
Utilities index7988100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Eastwood, LA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Louisiana and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Eastwood, LA is 91, which is equal to the Louisiana average and 9% lower 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 Eastwood, LA are 3% lower than the average for Louisiana and 7% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Eastwood is equal to the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Eastwood is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Eastwood is 10% 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$82,391$6,866$1,922$2,472
Renters$72,292$6,024$1,687$2,169
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Eastwood, LA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Eastwood, LA have a median income of $82,391. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,922 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $72,292, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,687.

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 Eastwood, 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

ItemEastwoodNational 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

ItemEastwoodNational 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

ItemEastwoodNational 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

ItemEastwoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $157,900.00$175,700.0010.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $965.82$1,081.0310.7%
Apartment Rent $816.00$920.0011.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemEastwoodNational 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.
Doyline, LA99978-22%
Dixie Inn, LA28379-21%
Benton, LA1,87882-18%
Haughton, LA3,45884-16%
Shreveport, LA200,69287-13%
Eastwood, LA4,38791-9%

Cities with similar population

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Anna, IL4,38582-18%
West Laurel, MD4,38512222%
French Island, WI4,38499-1%
Whitehouse, OH4,39196-4%
Perryville, MD4,39111111%
Eastwood, LA4,38791-9%
Source: The Eastwood, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.