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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Louisiana 2018

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  • Oakdale, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,693
56
  • Richwood, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,626
73
  • Springhill, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,149
57
  • Tallulah, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,144
56
  • 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,
61
  • Jeanerette, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,526
68
  • St. Martinville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,096
72
  • Rayne, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,051
65
  • Ville Platte, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,338
73
  • 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
75
  • 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
69
  • Franklin, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,339
67
  • 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
65
  • 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
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
62
  • 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
53
  • Grambling, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,107
71
  • 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
72
  • Carlyss, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,041
69
  • Leesville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,551
60
  • Marksville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
65
  • Donaldsonville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,916
72
  • 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
73
  • 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
66
  • Bridge City, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,663
74
  • 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
72
  • Bayou Vista, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,164
71
  • 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
72
  • Galliano, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,395
66
  • 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
65
  • Gray, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,262
69
  • Lake Charles, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,044
  • As you head down to New Orleans, LA, you will more than likely pass through Lake Charles, LA. Situated almost halfway in between Houston and New Orleans, Lake Charles offers abundant of activities to
75
  • Patterson, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,085
64
  • 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
63
  • 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
69
  • Schriever, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,041
69
  • 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
59
  • 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
74
  • Red Chute, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,677
66
  • Cut Off, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,032
69
  • Reserve, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,449
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  • St. Gabriel, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,984
68
  • Larose, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,409
71
  • Plaquemine, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,920
73
  • Morgan City, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,936
  • I really enjoy living in Morgan City, Louisiana. Living in Morgan City, Louisiana gives me a place to call home that has a quaint small-town feel. This community is surrounded by water and most of the
63
  • Avondale, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,123
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  • Alexandria, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,044
  • I lived in Alexandria for a few years before moving to Seattle. Alexandria is an incredible city with lots to do and so much to see. I moved to Alexandria, LA with a lot of hopes, dreams and intentions
69
  • Swartz, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,235
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  • Violet, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,621
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  • Port Allen, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,123

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.