St. Gabriel 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.
IndexSt. GabrielLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8892100
IndexSt. GabrielLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index10699100
Groceries index9696100
Health care index11497100
Housing index6182100
Transportation index9195100
Utilities index8391100
A general summary of the cost of living index in St. Gabriel, LA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Louisiana the cost of living index in St. Gabriel, LA is 88, which is 5% 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 St. Gabriel, LA goods and services come in at 7% higher than the average in Louisiana and are 6% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in St. Gabriel is 5% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in St. Gabriel is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in St. Gabriel is 39% 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$57,500$4,792$1,342$1,725
Renters$41,722$3,477$973$1,252
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in St. Gabriel, LA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for St. Gabriel, LA homeowners, is $57,500. This would allow for a maximum of $1,342 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $41,722 which would result in a maximum of $973 to be spent on rental costs.

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana4%11%

Louisiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Louisiana2%6%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in St. Gabriel, LA is the Louisiana sales tax and Louisiana income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Louisiana sales tax rate is 4% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 11%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Louisiana income tax rates range from 2% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemSt. GabrielNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.67$15.5626.4%
Beauty Salon $41.28$36.1114.3%
Toothpaste $2.00$2.4719.0%
Shampoo $0.84$0.9612.6%
Movie $9.73$10.133.9%
Bowling $4.75$4.740.2%

Groceries

ItemSt. GabrielNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.75$3.985.8%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4117.1%
Milk $2.34$2.0613.4%
Potatoes $3.08$2.983.4%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.3%
Beer $8.23$8.796.4%

Health Care

ItemSt. GabrielNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $147.28$101.0445.8%
Doctor $136.33$107.4426.9%
Dentist $98.67$90.429.1%
Ibuprofen $9.14$9.281.5%
Lipitor $442.08$426.503.7%

Housing

ItemSt. GabrielNational avg.Difference
Home Price $113,900.00$175,700.0035.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,015.66$1,133.2310.4%
Apartment Rent $487.00$920.0047.1%

Transportation

ItemSt. GabrielNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.86$1.996.6%
Tire Balancing $39.79$45.7613.0%

Utilities

ItemSt. GabrielNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$133.79$163.8118.3%
Phone $24.01$28.3915.4%
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.
Crescent, LA79479-21%
Lemannville, LA88781-19%
Welcome, LA1,01481-19%
Union, LA1,06082-18%
White Castle, LA2,31787-13%
St. Gabriel, LA6,79688-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Nevada, IA6,79486-14%
Belle Plaine, MN6,79498-2%
Roeland Park, KS6,79995-5%
Upper Sandusky, OH6,79287-13%
Sidney, NE6,80186-14%
St. Gabriel, LA6,79688-12%
Source: The St. Gabriel, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.