Franklinton 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.
IndexFranklintonLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8891100
IndexFranklintonLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index9697100
Health care index9995100
Housing index6882100
Transportation index9294100
Utilities index9888100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Franklinton, LA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Franklinton, LA is 88, which is 3% lower than the Louisiana average and 12% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Franklinton, LA are equal to the Louisiana average and 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Franklinton is 3% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Franklinton is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Franklinton is 32% 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$35,337$2,945$824$1,060
Renters$24,167$2,014$564$725
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Franklinton, LA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Franklinton, LA has a median income of about $35,337 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $824 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $24,167. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $564 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Louisiana2%6%
The Louisiana sales tax and Louisiana income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Franklinton, LA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Louisiana sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 11%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Louisiana income tax rates range from 2% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemFranklintonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.75$14.595.8%
Beauty Salon $37.17$34.687.2%
Toothpaste $2.28$2.477.8%
Shampoo $1.08$1.025.7%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemFranklintonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.37$4.482.4%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.4611.9%
Milk $2.61$2.3610.7%
Potatoes $2.98$3.062.7%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $7.96$8.637.8%

Health Care

ItemFranklintonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.00$99.782.8%
Doctor $96.50$105.038.1%
Dentist $86.00$88.703.0%
Ibuprofen $10.44$9.4110.9%
Lipitor $314.93$298.505.5%

Housing

ItemFranklintonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $125,800.00$175,700.0028.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $802.76$1,081.0325.7%
Apartment Rent $544.00$920.0040.9%

Transportation

ItemFranklintonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$2.096.9%
Tire Balancing $39.92$45.2911.8%

Utilities

ItemFranklintonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$154.94$170.809.3%
Phone $30.76$28.268.9%
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.
Sun, LA30686-14%
Folsom, LA66691-9%
Franklinton, LA3,80988-12%

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Plymouth, NH3,80711515%
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Source: The Franklinton, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.