Taft 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.
Cost of living index9291100
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index9897100
Health care index9995100
Housing indexn/a82100
Transportation index8694100
Utilities index8488100

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  • The cost of living in Taft is 1% higher than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Taft is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Taft is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemTaftNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.33$14.598.7%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.1%
Shampoo $0.92$1.0210.0%
Movie $10.60$9.877.4%
Bowling $8.00$4.3982.2%


ItemTaftNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.23$4.485.5%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.469.8%
Milk $2.63$2.3611.6%
Potatoes $3.65$3.0619.2%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.58$8.6312.2%

Health Care

ItemTaftNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.67$99.7824.2%
Doctor $81.90$105.0322.0%
Dentist $97.50$88.709.9%
Ibuprofen $10.62$9.4112.8%
Lipitor $323.59$298.508.4%


ItemTaftNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,015.20$1,081.036.1%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%


ItemTaftNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$2.0913.2%
Tire Balancing $38.32$45.2915.4%


ItemTaftNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$125.82$170.8026.3%
Phone $28.01$28.260.9%
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.
Killona, LA58566-34%
Wallace, LA80381-19%
Kraemer, LA99781-19%
Garyville, LA2,51787-13%
New Sarpy, LA1,47285-15%
Taft, LA4892-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Odessa, NE4881-19%
Point Baker, AK4812727%
Aurora, KS4872-28%
Cardwell, MT4888-12%
Gibson, IA4880-20%
Taft, LA4892-8%
Source: The Taft, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.