Epps 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.
IndexEppsLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8192100
IndexEppsLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index10899100
Groceries index9396100
Health care index9297100
Housing index3982100
Transportation index8895100
Utilities index9091100

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  • The cost of living in Epps is 12% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Epps is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Epps is 61% 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$33,409$2,784$779$1,002
Renters$13,542$1,129$316$406

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemEppsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.70$15.565.5%
Beauty Salon $28.88$36.1120.0%
Toothpaste $2.26$2.478.6%
Shampoo $0.93$0.964.0%
Movie $8.50$10.1316.0%
Bowling $13.00$4.74174.5%

Groceries

ItemEppsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.33$3.9816.4%
Fried Chicken $1.14$1.4118.7%
Milk $2.06$2.060.2%
Potatoes $2.88$2.983.3%
Pizza $8.71$9.478.0%
Beer $7.90$8.7910.1%

Health Care

ItemEppsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.92$101.0417.9%
Doctor $81.17$107.4424.5%
Dentist $84.67$90.426.4%
Ibuprofen $9.51$9.282.5%
Lipitor $445.52$426.504.5%

Housing

ItemEppsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $53,800.00$175,700.0069.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,080.59$1,133.234.6%
Apartment Rent $550.00$920.0040.2%

Transportation

ItemEppsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.74$1.9912.6%
Tire Balancing $41.06$45.7610.3%

Utilities

ItemEppsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$127.39$163.8122.2%
Phone $30.22$28.396.4%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pioneer, LA14879-21%
Delhi, LA2,97285-15%
Forest, LA30787-13%
Epps, LA1,16581-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chinook, MT1,16583-17%
Paul, ID1,16584-16%
Belle Vernon, PA1,16579-21%
Randolph AFB, TX1,16611818%
Atwood, IL1,16484-16%
Epps, LA1,16581-19%
Source: The Epps, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.