Breaux Bridge 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.
IndexBreaux BridgeLouisianaNational
Cost of living index9392100
IndexBreaux BridgeLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9397100
Groceries index9898100
Health care index8797100
Housing index8681100
Transportation index9697100
Utilities index10994100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Breaux Bridge, LA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Breaux Bridge, LA is 93, which is 1% higher than the Louisiana average and 7% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Breaux Bridge, LA are 4% lower than the Louisiana average and 7% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Breaux Bridge is 1% higher than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Breaux Bridge is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Breaux Bridge is 14% 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$48,871$4,073$1,140$1,466
Renters$25,564$2,130$596$767
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Breaux Bridge, LA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Breaux Bridge, LA, the median monthly income is $48,871 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,140 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $25,564, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $596 on monthly rental expenses.

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 Breaux Bridge, 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

ItemBreaux BridgeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.58$16.099.3%
Beauty Salon $37.07$37.330.7%
Toothpaste $2.23$2.459.0%
Shampoo $1.01$1.000.6%
Movie $9.66$10.286.0%
Bowling $5.38$4.939.1%

Groceries

ItemBreaux BridgeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$3.804.9%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.405.0%
Milk $2.23$2.0111.2%
Potatoes $3.54$3.0117.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.50$8.904.5%

Health Care

ItemBreaux BridgeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.13$102.1630.4%
Doctor $80.67$108.3625.6%
Dentist $82.27$92.5311.1%
Ibuprofen $9.20$9.280.9%
Lipitor $435.24$425.822.2%

Housing

ItemBreaux BridgeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $164,300.00$184,700.0011.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $885.50$1,202.4426.4%
Apartment Rent $738.00$949.0022.2%

Transportation

ItemBreaux BridgeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.2413.7%
Tire Balancing $53.49$46.2915.6%

Utilities

ItemBreaux BridgeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.36$165.9617.8%
Phone $40.87$28.6842.5%
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.

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Catahoula, LA86796-4%
St. Martinville, LA6,09681-19%
Arnaudville, LA1,33781-19%
Cankton, LA77881-19%
Grand Coteau, LA1,00281-19%
Breaux Bridge, LA8,33193-7%

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Source: The Breaux Bridge, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.