French Settlement 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.
IndexFrench SettlementLouisianaNational
Cost of living index9291100
IndexFrench SettlementLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index9997100
Health care index10195100
Housing index8982100
Transportation index8594100
Utilities index8388100

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  • The cost of living in French Settlement is 2% higher than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in French Settlement is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in French Settlement is 11% 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$52,143$4,345$1,217$1,564
Renters$48,056$4,005$1,121$1,442

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemFrench SettlementNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.40$14.5926.1%
Beauty Salon $43.79$34.6826.3%
Toothpaste $3.92$2.4758.5%
Shampoo $2.31$1.02126.0%
Movie $9.13$9.877.5%
Bowling $3.91$4.3911.0%

Groceries

ItemFrench SettlementNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.97$4.4811.0%
Fried Chicken $1.55$1.465.9%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $3.11$3.061.6%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $7.92$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemFrench SettlementNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $141.25$99.7841.6%
Doctor $109.50$105.034.3%
Dentist $86.60$88.702.4%
Ibuprofen $9.48$9.410.7%
Lipitor $270.45$298.509.4%

Housing

ItemFrench SettlementNational avg.Difference
Home Price $157,700.00$175,700.0010.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $912.28$1,081.0315.6%
Apartment Rent $806.00$920.0012.4%

Transportation

ItemFrench SettlementNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$2.0913.9%
Tire Balancing $36.98$45.2918.3%

Utilities

ItemFrench SettlementNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$138.15$170.8019.1%
Phone $24.01$28.2615.0%
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.
Lemannville, LA88777-23%
Union, LA1,06079-21%
Springfield, LA42683-17%
Donaldsonville, LA7,50786-14%
Sorrento, LA1,59888-12%
French Settlement, LA1,28392-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Laingsburg, MI1,28389-11%
Milam, TX1,28384-16%
Pierce City, MO1,28381-19%
Waymart, PA1,28495-5%
Keshena, WI1,28484-16%
French Settlement, LA1,28392-8%
Source: The French Settlement, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.