Harrisonburg 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.
IndexHarrisonburgLouisianaNational
Cost of living index7992100
IndexHarrisonburgLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index9498100
Health care index11097100
Housing index4081100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index8794100

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  • The cost of living in Harrisonburg is 14% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Harrisonburg is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Harrisonburg is 60% lower than the national average.
  • Louisiana general sales tax is 2% 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$33,750$2,813$787$1,013
Renters$20,313$1,693$474$609

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana5%12%

Louisiana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemHarrisonburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$16.0919.2%
Beauty Salon $28.67$37.3323.2%
Toothpaste $1.97$2.4519.6%
Shampoo $0.93$1.007.1%
Movie $8.75$10.2814.9%
Bowling $4.96$4.930.6%

Groceries

ItemHarrisonburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.86$3.801.6%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.409.8%
Milk $2.08$2.013.4%
Potatoes $2.72$3.019.5%
Pizza $12.66$9.8928.0%
Beer $10.72$8.9020.5%

Health Care

ItemHarrisonburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.42$102.166.6%
Doctor $122.00$108.3612.6%
Dentist $109.67$92.5318.5%
Ibuprofen $9.03$9.282.6%
Lipitor $434.55$425.822.0%

Housing

ItemHarrisonburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $70,500.00$184,700.0061.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,147.56$1,202.444.6%
Apartment Rent $413.00$949.0056.5%

Transportation

ItemHarrisonburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$2.247.1%
Tire Balancing $50.22$46.298.5%

Utilities

ItemHarrisonburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$170.32$165.962.6%
Phone $19.99$28.6830.3%
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.
Wisner, LA89478-22%
Sicily Island, LA46879-21%
Jonesville, LA2,17679-21%
Wallace Ridge, LA37180-20%
Harrisonburg, LA32379-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Middletown, IL32382-18%
Laporte, PA32392-8%
Junction City, MO32382-18%
Hanaford, IL32378-22%
Lyon Mountain, NY32390-10%
Harrisonburg, LA32379-21%
Source: The Harrisonburg, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.