Marrero 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 index9192100
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index10398100
Health care index11798100
Housing index7381100
Transportation index10499100
Utilities index8088100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Marrero, LA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Louisiana the cost of living index in Marrero, LA is 91, which is 1% lower than the average in Louisiana and compared to the national average it is 9% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Marrero, LA goods and services come in at 2% higher than the average in Louisiana and are 2% lower than compared to the nationwide average.
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  • The cost of living in Marrero is 1% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Marrero is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marrero is 27% 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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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Marrero, LA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Marrero, LA have a median income of $51,014. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,190 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $17,983, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $420.

      Louisiana Sales Tax

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      Louisiana Income Tax

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      For those who live in Marrero, LA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Louisiana income tax rate and the Louisiana sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Louisiana, the sales tax is 4.45%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 11.45%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Louisiana, the income tax rate ranges between 2% to 6%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemMarreroNational 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%


      ItemMarreroNational 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

      ItemMarreroNational 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%


      ItemMarreroNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $127,600.00$184,700.0030.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,615.81$1,273.3226.9%
      Apartment Rent $787.00$949.0017.1%


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


      ItemMarreroNational 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

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      Pleasure Bend, LA31985-15%
      Barataria, LA1,00886-14%
      Bridge City, LA6,66388-12%
      Poydras, LA2,39489-11%
      Avondale, LA5,12391-9%
      Marrero, LA31,45491-9%

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      Marrero, LA31,45491-9%
      Source: The Marrero, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.