Erath 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.
IndexErathLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8291100
IndexErathLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index9597100
Health care index8595100
Housing index5682100
Transportation index9494100
Utilities index9588100

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  • The cost of living in Erath is 10% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Erath is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Erath is 44% 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$51,094$4,258$1,192$1,533
Renters$30,403$2,534$709$912

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemErathNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$14.599.6%
Beauty Salon $37.60$34.688.4%
Toothpaste $2.52$2.471.9%
Shampoo $0.95$1.027.0%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $5.25$4.3919.5%

Groceries

ItemErathNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.4611.9%
Milk $2.60$2.3610.3%
Potatoes $3.16$3.063.2%
Pizza $8.94$9.243.3%
Beer $8.31$8.633.7%

Health Care

ItemErathNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $79.20$99.7820.6%
Doctor $71.00$105.0332.4%
Dentist $76.40$88.7013.9%
Ibuprofen $9.52$9.411.1%
Lipitor $289.82$298.502.9%

Housing

ItemErathNational avg.Difference
Home Price $92,600.00$175,700.0047.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $894.89$1,081.0317.2%
Apartment Rent $572.00$920.0037.8%

Transportation

ItemErathNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$2.0910.8%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemErathNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$154.21$170.809.7%
Phone $28.73$28.261.7%
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.
St. Martinville, LA6,10978-22%
Kaplan, LA4,60479-21%
Abbeville, LA12,34181-19%
Delcambre, LA1,97382-18%
New Iberia, LA30,75084-16%
Erath, LA2,16782-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
New Eagle, PA2,16887-13%
Huntsville, AR2,16882-18%
Conway, PA2,16691-9%
Belville, NC2,1661055%
East Sonora, CA2,1681099%
Erath, LA2,16782-18%
Source: The Erath, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.