Central Business District 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.
IndexCentral Business DistrictNew OrleansLouisiana
Cost of living index1069992
IndexCentral Business DistrictNew OrleansLouisiana
Goods & Services index999997
Groceries index989898
Health care index969697
Housing index12510481
Transportation index10610697
Utilities index858594

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  • The cost of living in Central Business District is 15% higher than the New Orleans average.
  • The cost of living in Central Business District is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Central Business District is 25% higher 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)
Household$58,873$4,906$1,374$1,766

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana5%12%

Louisiana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Louisiana2%6%

Goods & Services

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.45$16.092.2%
Beauty Salon $41.22$37.3310.4%
Toothpaste $2.19$2.4510.7%
Shampoo $1.02$1.001.6%
Movie $10.64$10.283.5%
Bowling $12.34$4.93150.3%

Groceries

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.82$3.800.5%
Fried Chicken $0.95$1.4032.0%
Milk $2.37$2.0117.9%
Potatoes $3.12$3.013.5%
Pizza $7.49$9.8924.2%
Beer $8.77$8.901.4%

Health Care

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.86$102.1616.0%
Doctor $98.33$108.369.3%
Dentist $88.25$92.534.6%
Ibuprofen $9.85$9.286.2%
Lipitor $441.86$425.823.8%

Housing

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
Home Price $197,000.00$184,700.006.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,271.91$1,202.445.8%
Apartment Rent $929.00$949.002.1%

Transportation

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.10$2.246.4%
Tire Balancing $60.77$46.2931.3%

Utilities

ItemNew OrleansNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$116.95$165.9629.5%
Phone $29.67$28.683.4%
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

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pleasure Bend, LA31984-16%
Bridge City, LA6,66387-13%
Poydras, LA2,39488-12%
Avondale, LA5,12390-10%
Violet, LA5,62190-10%
New Orleans, LA382,92299-1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Arlington, TX383,89996-4%
Wichita, KS388,03391-9%
Cleveland, OH389,16588-12%
Bakersfield, CA367,55511212%
Tulsa, OK399,90693-7%
New Orleans, LA382,92299-1%
Source: The Central Business District, New Orleans, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.