Audubon 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.
IndexAudubonNew OrleansLouisiana
Cost of living index1449992
IndexAudubonNew OrleansLouisiana
Goods & Services index979799
Groceries index979796
Health care index898997
Housing index25410482
Transportation index10610695
Utilities index878791

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  • The cost of living in Audubon is 56% higher than the New Orleans average.
  • The cost of living in Audubon is 44% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Audubon is 154% 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)
Household$98,106$8,176$2,289$2,943

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.88$15.562.0%
Beauty Salon $37.33$36.113.4%
Toothpaste $2.44$2.471.3%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.6%
Movie $10.61$10.134.7%
Bowling $7.13$4.7450.6%

Groceries

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.10$3.982.9%
Fried Chicken $1.02$1.4127.3%
Milk $2.42$2.0617.4%
Potatoes $3.00$2.980.5%
Pizza $8.33$9.4712.1%
Beer $8.34$8.795.1%

Health Care

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.22$101.048.7%
Doctor $78.17$107.4427.2%
Dentist $75.56$90.4216.4%
Ibuprofen $10.68$9.2815.1%
Lipitor $454.14$426.506.5%

Housing

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
Home Price $184,100.00$175,700.004.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,086.36$1,133.234.1%
Apartment Rent $927.00$920.000.8%

Transportation

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$1.998.9%
Tire Balancing $64.02$45.7639.9%

Utilities

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$130.31$163.8120.5%
Phone $28.00$28.391.4%
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, LA33282-18%
Poydras, LA2,30987-13%
Bridge City, LA7,16388-12%
Violet, LA6,10289-11%
Avondale, LA5,26289-11%
New Orleans, LA368,47199-1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Arlington, TX375,30597-3%
Bakersfield, CA358,70011010%
Wichita, KS385,51891-9%
Tampa, FL348,93497-3%
Honolulu, HI345,13018181%
New Orleans, LA368,47199-1%
Source: The Audubon, New Orleans, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.