Kenner 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.
IndexKennerLouisianaNational
Cost of living index9590100
IndexKennerLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index9897100
Health care index9995100
Housing index10379100
Transportation index8694100
Utilities index8488100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Kenner, LA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Kenner, LA enjoy a cost of living index of 95. This index is 6% higher than the Louisiana average, and 5% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Kenner, LA, the average cost of goods and services is 4% lower than it is in Louisiana, and it is 7% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Kenner is 6% higher than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Kenner is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kenner is 3% higher 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$62,654$5,221$1,462$1,880
Renters$34,130$2,844$796$1,024
The affordability of the housing market in Kenner, LA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Kenner, LA homeowners, the median income is $62,654. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,462 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $34,130. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $796 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Louisiana2%6%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Kenner, LA you will want to make sure you consider both the Louisiana sales tax and the Louisiana income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Louisiana is 4%, with the highest surtax being 11%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Louisiana have a range from 2% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemKennerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.33$14.598.7%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.1%
Shampoo $0.92$1.0210.0%
Movie $10.60$9.877.4%
Bowling $8.00$4.3982.2%

Groceries

ItemKennerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.23$4.485.5%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.63$2.3611.6%
Potatoes $3.65$3.0619.2%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.58$8.6312.2%

Health Care

ItemKennerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.67$99.7824.2%
Doctor $81.90$105.0322.0%
Dentist $97.50$88.709.9%
Ibuprofen $10.62$9.4112.8%
Lipitor $323.59$298.508.4%

Housing

ItemKennerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $182,400.00$181,400.000.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,015.20$1,081.036.1%
Apartment Rent $952.00$889.007.1%

Transportation

ItemKennerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$2.0913.2%
Tire Balancing $38.32$45.2915.4%

Utilities

ItemKennerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$125.82$170.8026.3%
Phone $28.01$28.260.9%
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.
Killona, LA63681-19%
Des Allemands, LA1,73986-14%
Bridge City, LA7,97885-15%
New Sarpy, LA1,59086-14%
Westwego, LA8,61586-14%
Kenner, LA66,74895-5%

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Kenner, LA66,74895-5%
Source: The Kenner, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.