Pitkin 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.
IndexPitkinLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8092100
IndexPitkinLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index10599100
Groceries index9996100
Health care index10997100
Housing index3082100
Transportation index9895100
Utilities index8891100

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  • The cost of living in Pitkin is 14% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Pitkin is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pitkin is 70% 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$45,096$3,758$1,052$1,353
Renters$9,223$769$215$277

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemPitkinNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.31$15.5627.4%
Beauty Salon $29.75$36.1117.6%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.4723.0%
Shampoo $1.10$0.9614.0%
Movie $9.92$10.132.1%
Bowling $4.50$4.745.0%

Groceries

ItemPitkinNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.47$3.9812.1%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.418.8%
Milk $3.05$2.0648.0%
Potatoes $3.52$2.9818.0%
Pizza $12.44$9.4731.3%
Beer $8.40$8.794.4%

Health Care

ItemPitkinNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.67$101.046.3%
Doctor $116.89$107.448.8%
Dentist $108.17$90.4219.6%
Ibuprofen $10.97$9.2818.3%
Lipitor $377.81$426.5011.4%

Housing

ItemPitkinNational avg.Difference
Home Price $48,100.00$175,700.0072.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,029.33$1,133.239.2%
Apartment Rent $334.00$920.0063.7%

Transportation

ItemPitkinNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$1.999.5%
Tire Balancing $52.06$45.7613.8%

Utilities

ItemPitkinNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$170.18$163.813.9%
Phone $19.33$28.3931.9%
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.
Sugartown, LA101011%
Elizabeth, LA57084-16%
Fort Polk North, LA2,6251011%
Pitkin, LA56880-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Roxie, MS56881-19%
Thompson, IA56877-23%
Rush Valley, UT56895-5%
Simla, CO56886-14%
Melba, ID56884-16%
Pitkin, LA56880-20%
Source: The Pitkin, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.