Marrero 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.
IndexMarreroLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8891100
IndexMarreroLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index9897100
Health care index9995100
Housing index7882100
Transportation index8694100
Utilities index8488100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Marrero, LA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Louisiana the cost of living index in Marrero, LA is 88, which is 3% lower than the average in Louisiana and compared to the national average it is 12% 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 Marrero, LA goods and services come in at 4% lower than the average in Louisiana and are 7% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Marrero is 3% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Marrero is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marrero is 22% 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$48,283$4,024$1,127$1,449
Renters$18,489$1,541$431$555
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Marrero, LA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Marrero, LA have a median income of $48,283. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,127 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $18,489, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $431.

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Louisiana2%6%
For those who live in Marrero, LA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Louisiana income tax rate and the Louisiana sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Louisiana, the sales tax is 4%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 11%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Louisiana, the income tax rate ranges between 2% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemMarreroNational 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

ItemMarreroNational 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

ItemMarreroNational 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

ItemMarreroNational avg.Difference
Home Price $129,600.00$175,700.0026.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,015.20$1,081.036.1%
Apartment Rent $815.00$920.0011.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMarreroNational 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.
Pleasure Bend, LA33279-21%
Poydras, LA2,30984-16%
Bridge City, LA7,16384-16%
Barataria, LA90885-15%
Violet, LA6,10286-14%
Marrero, LA33,26388-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Elk Grove Village, IL33,28811616%
Woodridge, IL33,22711111%
Jackson, MI33,31778-22%
Wake Forest, NC33,31911010%
Dalton, GA33,33688-12%
Marrero, LA33,26388-12%
Source: The Marrero, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.