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.
Displayed above is a general overview of the Donaldsonville, LA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Donaldsonville, LA is 86, which is 7% lower than the Louisiana average and 14% 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 Donaldsonville, LA are 5% higher than the Louisiana average and 1% higher than the national average.
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The cost of living in Donaldsonville is 7% lower than the Louisiana average.
The cost of living in Donaldsonville is 14% lower than the national average.
The cost of housing in Donaldsonville is 43% 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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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Donaldsonville, LA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Donaldsonville, LA homeowners, is $47,750. This would allow for a maximum of $1,114 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $14,991 which would result in a maximum of $350 to be spent on rental costs.
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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Donaldsonville, LA is the Louisiana sales tax and Louisiana income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Louisiana sales tax rate is 5% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 12%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Louisiana income tax rates range from 2% to 6%.
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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.