Mermentau 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.
IndexMermentauLouisianaNational
Cost of living index7992100
IndexMermentauLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9699100
Groceries index9796100
Health care index8897100
Housing index3782100
Transportation index9795100
Utilities index10491100

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  • The cost of living in Mermentau is 15% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Mermentau is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mermentau is 63% 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$43,472$3,623$1,014$1,304
Renters$23,333$1,944$544$700

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemMermentauNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.55$15.566.3%
Beauty Salon $36.43$36.110.9%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.8%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.4%
Movie $9.37$10.137.5%
Bowling $5.25$4.7410.9%

Groceries

ItemMermentauNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.96$3.980.7%
Fried Chicken $1.63$1.4115.8%
Milk $2.51$2.0621.8%
Potatoes $2.67$2.9810.6%
Pizza $8.88$9.476.2%
Beer $8.00$8.799.0%

Health Care

ItemMermentauNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $76.77$101.0424.0%
Doctor $78.40$107.4427.0%
Dentist $79.00$90.4212.6%
Ibuprofen $9.93$9.287.0%
Lipitor $442.09$426.503.7%

Housing

ItemMermentauNational avg.Difference
Home Price $65,000.00$175,700.0063.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $805.44$1,133.2328.9%
Apartment Rent $328.00$920.0064.3%

Transportation

ItemMermentauNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.69$1.9915.4%
Tire Balancing $56.74$45.7624.0%

Utilities

ItemMermentauNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.32$163.8121.7%
Phone $39.62$28.3939.6%
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.
Roanoke, LA31877-23%
Lake Arthur, LA2,73977-23%
Estherwood, LA84682-18%
Morse, LA92482-18%
Gueydan, LA1,58082-18%
Mermentau, LA72579-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Wheaton, MO72579-21%
Philipsburg, MT72594-6%
Lime Lake, NY72586-14%
Greendale, MO72590-10%
Newland, NC72592-8%
Mermentau, LA72579-21%
Source: The Mermentau, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.