Winnfield 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.
IndexWinnfieldLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8092100
IndexWinnfieldLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index9498100
Health care index11097100
Housing index4381100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index8794100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Winnfield, LA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Winnfield, LA being 80, that puts it 13% lower than the average of Louisiana and 20% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Winnfield, LA, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Louisiana as well as 3% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Winnfield is 13% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Winnfield is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Winnfield is 57% lower than the national average.
  • Louisiana general sales tax is 2% 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$35,116$2,926$819$1,054
Renters$19,861$1,655$463$596
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 Winnfield, 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. Winnfield, LA has a median income of about $35,116 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $819 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $19,861. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $463 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
Louisiana5%12%

Louisiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Louisiana2%6%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Winnfield, LA you will want to make sure you consider both the Louisiana sales tax and the Louisiana income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Louisiana is 5%, with the highest surtax being 12%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Louisiana have a range from 2% to 6%.

Goods & Services

ItemWinnfieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$16.0919.2%
Beauty Salon $28.67$37.3323.2%
Toothpaste $1.97$2.4519.6%
Shampoo $0.93$1.007.1%
Movie $8.75$10.2814.9%
Bowling $4.96$4.930.6%

Groceries

ItemWinnfieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.86$3.801.6%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.409.8%
Milk $2.08$2.013.4%
Potatoes $2.72$3.019.5%
Pizza $12.66$9.8928.0%
Beer $10.72$8.9020.5%

Health Care

ItemWinnfieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.42$102.166.6%
Doctor $122.00$108.3612.6%
Dentist $109.67$92.5318.5%
Ibuprofen $9.03$9.282.6%
Lipitor $434.55$425.822.0%

Housing

ItemWinnfieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $65,800.00$184,700.0064.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,147.56$1,202.444.6%
Apartment Rent $560.00$949.0041.0%

Transportation

ItemWinnfieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$2.247.1%
Tire Balancing $50.22$46.298.5%

Utilities

ItemWinnfieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$170.32$165.962.6%
Phone $19.99$28.6830.3%
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.
Jordan Hill, LA5696-4%
Dodson, LA43379-21%
Sikes, LA21280-20%
Calvin, LA23981-19%
Joyce, LA21384-16%
Winnfield, LA4,61080-20%

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New Castle, CO4,61011818%
Westlake, LA4,61183-17%
Eldon, MO4,61183-17%
Pittsburg, TX4,60878-22%
Ward, AR4,60890-10%
Winnfield, LA4,61080-20%
Source: The Winnfield, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.