Leesville 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.
Cost of living index9091100
Goods & Services index11297100
Groceries index10097100
Health care index10895100
Housing index5982100
Transportation index10194100
Utilities index8488100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Leesville, LA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Louisiana the cost of living index in Leesville, LA is 90, which is equal to the average in Louisiana and compared to the national average it is 10% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Leesville, LA goods and services come in at 16% higher than the average in Louisiana and are 12% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Leesville is equal to the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Leesville is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Leesville is 41% 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

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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 Leesville, 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. Leesville, LA has a median income of about $47,197 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,101 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $35,765. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $834 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Louisiana Sales Tax

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Louisiana Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Leesville, LA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Louisiana, as well as the rate for income tax in Louisiana. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Louisiana is 11%, and the sales tax in the state of Louisiana is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Louisiana starts from 2% and goes up to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemLeesvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $2.84$2.4714.8%
Shampoo $1.01$1.021.2%
Movie $9.25$9.876.3%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%


ItemLeesvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.34$4.483.1%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.461.6%
Milk $2.57$2.369.1%
Potatoes $3.83$3.0625.1%
Pizza $15.49$9.2467.6%
Beer $10.45$8.6321.0%

Health Care

ItemLeesvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.50$99.7813.3%
Doctor $112.50$105.037.1%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.86$9.414.8%
Lipitor $343.31$298.5015.0%


ItemLeesvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $90,100.00$175,700.0048.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $939.67$1,081.0313.1%
Apartment Rent $714.00$920.0022.4%


ItemLeesvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.07$2.091.2%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%


ItemLeesvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$171.56$170.800.4%
Phone $17.22$28.2639.1%
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.
Hornbeck, LA46890-10%
Rosepine, LA1,85583-17%
New Llano, LA2,60691-9%
Anacoco, LA1,07793-7%
Fort Polk North, LA2,6251033%
Leesville, LA6,65690-10%

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Hudson, NY6,6581066%
Piñon Hills, CA6,6541033%
Leesville, LA6,65690-10%
Source: The Leesville, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.