Golden Meadow 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.
IndexGolden MeadowLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8392100
IndexGolden MeadowLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9799100
Groceries index9796100
Health care index8997100
Housing index5282100
Transportation index10695100
Utilities index8791100

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  • The cost of living in Golden Meadow is 10% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Golden Meadow is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Golden Meadow is 48% 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$58,958$4,913$1,376$1,769
Renters$33,077$2,756$772$992

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemGolden MeadowNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.88$15.562.0%
Beauty Salon $37.33$36.113.4%
Toothpaste $2.44$2.471.3%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.6%
Movie $10.61$10.134.7%
Bowling $7.13$4.7450.6%

Groceries

ItemGolden MeadowNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.10$3.982.9%
Fried Chicken $1.02$1.4127.3%
Milk $2.42$2.0617.4%
Potatoes $3.00$2.980.5%
Pizza $8.33$9.4712.1%
Beer $8.34$8.795.1%

Health Care

ItemGolden MeadowNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.22$101.048.7%
Doctor $78.17$107.4427.2%
Dentist $75.56$90.4216.4%
Ibuprofen $10.68$9.2815.1%
Lipitor $454.14$426.506.5%

Housing

ItemGolden MeadowNational avg.Difference
Home Price $84,000.00$175,700.0052.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,086.36$1,133.234.1%
Apartment Rent $559.00$920.0039.2%

Transportation

ItemGolden MeadowNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$1.998.9%
Tire Balancing $64.02$45.7639.9%

Utilities

ItemGolden MeadowNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$130.31$163.8120.5%
Phone $28.00$28.391.4%
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.
Galliano, LA7,83087-13%
Larose, LA7,03089-11%
Cut Off, LA5,49890-10%
Golden Meadow, LA1,78683-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Wellsville, KS1,78689-11%
Blaine, TN1,78680-20%
North Granby, CT1,78614242%
Oroville, WA1,78688-12%
Ainsworth, NE1,78678-22%
Golden Meadow, LA1,78683-17%
Source: The Golden Meadow, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.