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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Louisiana 2020

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  • Richwood, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,626
63
  • Tallulah, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,144
47
  • Bastrop, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,851
  • Take it from a person who spent six very long and miserable years living in Bastrop, Louisiana: this is NOT a place you want to be! I even lived in what was considered one of the best areas in Bastrop,…[read more]
67
  • Oakdale, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,693
74
  • Springhill, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,149
50
  • Grambling, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,107
46
  • Jeanerette, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,526
53
  • Bogalusa, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,964
  • Living in Bogalusa, LA is just awful. I’m gonna be frank with you on this one. Crime rate is super high, employment opportunities– ha, where are they? On top of that there’s zero good education and…[read more]
65
  • St. Martinville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,096
77
  • Jennings, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,180
  • Today I am living in Jennings Louisiana on a job assignment. I love the neighborly people and beautiful scenery of this unique small town. There is very little crime in Jennings Louisiana. The weather…[read more]
73
  • Rayne, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,051
57
  • Ville Platte, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,338
72
  • Minden, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,790
  • Minden, LA is a nice town located near the bustling hub Northwestern hub of Shreveport. This is a cow town with a large sense of community. There is hardly anything to do here other than ride horses or…[read more]
71
  • Abbeville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,408
  • I've been living in Abbeville for 6 years and have enjoyed the small town environment and the great culture and delicious food in some of the best mom and pop restaurants in the country. One of my…[read more]
56
  • Crowley, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,155
  • Living in Crowley, Louisiana has not been the best experience for my family. This is not the worst place that we have had to live due to my job, but we have definitely lived in better. The crime rate is…[read more]
73
  • West Monroe, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,031
  • Moving from a huge city to living in West Monroe, LA was a culture shock! The city has a population just under 13,000. I went to live with my grandma for a few years and it became very clear why she…[read more]
65
  • Opelousas, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,605
  • Opelousas has a community feel and people are relatively friendly. It is a perfect place to raise a family. It's a town that values families and education. We have a few organizations that tutor children…[read more]
66
  • Leesville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,551
73
  • Eunice, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,199
  • If you're looking for the perfect little place to call home with white picket fences, people who walk around with a smile on their face constantly, and sunshine every day, well, Eunice, Louisiana ain't…[read more]
71
  • Carlyss, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,041
56
  • Marksville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
64
  • Monroe, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,361
  • In the summer of 2008, two years into my dental practice, I decided to be closer to my parents who had recently shifted from an expensive California city to Monroe, LA. After many failed attempts to find…[read more]
70
  • Franklin, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,339
67
  • Swartz, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,235
73
  • New Iberia, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,717
  • New Iberia, Louisiana is a place that I am proud to call my home. Known as the Queen City of the Bayou Teche, everything that a person needs to call place home is here. Beautiful weather, neighbors that…[read more]
76
  • Sulphur, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,198
  • Sulphur is fun for the entire family, and has lots of activities and attractions that will make a day in the city memorable. If you want to take the kids on a fun outing, the Star Aquatic Center is an…[read more]
71
  • DeRidder, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,918
  • If you're looking for one of the best areas in Louisiana to call home, I guess you could do worse than DeRidder. I myself have been living in DeRidder for 9 years now and I am very happy here. We're…[read more]
66
  • Lake Charles, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,044
  • This is the worst place I have ever lived. No one says hello or smiles at you even if you are the first one to do it. So very unfriendly regardless of the PR that is put out. Food isn't that great. …[read more]
75
  • Claiborne, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,299
  • Claiborne, Louisiana may have a bit of an elevated crime rate, but in all honesty that's the only black mark on her record. This is a phenomenal place to live! I should know because I have been living in…[read more]
67
  • Shreveport, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 198,571
  • I lived in Shreveport for over 5 years, and I enjoyed the variety of attractions the city has to offer. I only moved when I was required to by my job. If I had a choice, I would gladly relocate back to…[read more]
62
  • Bridge City, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,663
71
  • Galliano, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,395
66
  • Pineville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,477
  • There is not much to say about Pineville, LA other than its strong community. Its proximity to Alexandria give it some added shopping and dining options. The town itself is very small and rural. It is…[read more]
57
  • Natchitoches, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,402
  • Natchitoches, LA is a beautiful place to live. The town is located in Northern Louisiana close to the Texas boarder and "just down a piece", as the locals would say, from Shreveport. It's surrounded by…[read more]
62
  • Donaldsonville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,916
61
  • Gray, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,262
70
  • Ruston, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,245
  • There's lots of do and see in Ruston, LA, whether you like being outdoors or love going to places where the food is sensational. There are also locations in the city that allow you to take in the beauty…[read more]
54
  • Ponchatoula, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,944
68
  • Alexandria, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,044
  • Alexandria seems to have most ingredients that would make a city great- but it has yet to realize its potential, as is shown in the stagnant population since 1980. Reasons for this may include a rather…[read more]
63
  • Raceland, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,633
  • The job market has increased the standard of living in Raceland Louisiana. The weather in Raceland is excellent most of the year. The town is extremely friendly with a unique Cajun culture. There is very…[read more]
74
  • Red Chute, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,677
68
  • Bayou Vista, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,164
56
  • Hammond, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,389
  • I moved from Baton Rouge because I wanted to be closer to Southeastern University, as I am a current student. At first, the town seemed quaint and charming, but that has worn off after living here for…[read more]
64
  • Cut Off, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,032
66
  • Larose, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,409
71
  • Carencro, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,420
65
  • Patterson, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,085
59
  • Avondale, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,123
63
  • Bayou Blue, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,333
  • Living in Bayou Blue, LA is okay. It’s not perfect, but if you’re left with no option it might just do for your situation. To start off, the crime rate is awful just like most other places in Louisiana.…[read more]
57
  • Violet, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,621

Finding an affordable place to live in Louisiana is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Louisiana that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Louisiana. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Louisiana.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Louisiana with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Louisiana, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Louisiana, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.