Ama 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 index9792100
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index10398100
Health care index11798100
Housing index9281100
Transportation index10499100
Utilities index8088100
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  • The cost of living in Ama is 5% higher than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Ama is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ama is 8% lower than the national average.
  • Louisiana general sales tax is 13% lower than the national average.
  • Louisiana state income tax is 10% lower than the national average.

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Goods & Services

ItemAmaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.67$17.4912.5%
Beauty Salon $43.00$38.1712.7%
Toothpaste $1.87$2.3219.4%
Shampoo $0.82$1.0119.0%
Movie $11.68$10.728.9%
Bowling $18.25$13.8631.7%


ItemAmaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.43$3.9013.6%
Fried Chicken $1.23$1.4011.9%
Milk $2.40$1.9622.3%
Potatoes $3.22$3.181.2%
Pizza $8.99$10.3913.5%
Beer $8.99$9.232.6%

Health Care

ItemAmaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.67$106.348.2%
Doctor $155.00$115.2534.5%
Dentist $109.67$98.3811.5%
Ibuprofen $12.02$9.2629.8%
Lipitor $510.35$466.479.4%


ItemAmaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $159,100.00$184,700.0013.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,615.81$1,273.3226.9%
Apartment Rent $1,012.00$949.006.6%


ItemAmaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.37$2.598.4%
Tire Balancing $63.33$48.9029.5%


ItemAmaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$110.31$167.6034.2%
Phone $177.34$163.428.5%
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, LA7881011%
Taft, LA6598-2%
Pleasure Bend, LA31985-15%
Bridge City, LA6,66388-12%
New Sarpy, LA1,29690-10%
Ama, LA1,34997-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Columbus, NC1,34993-7%
Allendale, CA1,34918181%
Glenwood City, WI1,34993-7%
Copper Canyon, TX1,34812929%
Bogata, TX1,35077-23%
Ama, LA1,34997-3%
Source: The Ama, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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