Pineville 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.
IndexPinevilleLouisianaNational
Cost of living index9491100
IndexPinevilleLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index11297100
Groceries index10097100
Health care index10895100
Housing index7182100
Transportation index10194100
Utilities index8488100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Pineville, LA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Louisiana and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Pineville, LA is 94, which is 4% higher than the Louisiana average and 6% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Pineville, LA are 16% higher than the average for Louisiana and 12% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Pineville is 4% higher than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Pineville is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pineville is 29% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Pineville, LA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Pineville, LA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Pineville, LA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$53,227$4,436$1,242$1,597
Renters$30,474$2,540$711$914
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 Pineville, 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. Pineville, LA has a median income of about $53,227 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,242 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $30,474. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $711 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Louisiana2%6%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Pineville, LA, the Louisiana income tax and the Louisiana sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Louisiana maximum surtax is 11%, and the Louisiana sales tax is 4%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2% to 6% in Louisiana.

Goods & Services

ItemPinevilleNational 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%

Groceries

ItemPinevilleNational 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

ItemPinevilleNational 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%

Housing

ItemPinevilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $123,000.00$175,700.0030.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $939.67$1,081.0313.1%
Apartment Rent $682.00$920.0025.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemPinevilleNational 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.
Rock Hill, LA19184-16%
Pollock, LA45489-11%
Boyce, LA1,45690-10%
Ball, LA4,00595-5%
Alexandria, LA47,98395-5%
Pineville, LA14,48694-6%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
North Myrtle Beach, SC14,4851099%
Lockhart, FL14,48990-10%
Greece, NY14,48294-6%
Winder, GA14,49596-4%
Sierra Vista Southeast, AZ14,5011000%
Pineville, LA14,48694-6%
Source: The Pineville, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.