Raceland 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 index8992100
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index9798100
Health care index8898100
Housing index6881100
Transportation index10399100
Utilities index9588100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Raceland, LA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Louisiana and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Raceland, LA is 89, which is 3% lower than the Louisiana average and 11% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Raceland, LA are 2% higher than the average for Louisiana and 2% lower than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Raceland is 3% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Raceland is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Raceland is 32% 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)
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Raceland, 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 Raceland, LA have a median income of $43,670. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,019 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $31,972, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $746.

Louisiana Sales Tax

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Louisiana Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Raceland, LA, the Louisiana income tax and the Louisiana sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Louisiana maximum surtax is 12%, and the Louisiana sales tax is 5%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2% to 6% in Louisiana.

Goods & Services

ItemRacelandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.67$17.4923.9%
Beauty Salon $34.49$38.179.6%
Toothpaste $2.58$2.3211.2%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0110.1%
Movie $12.64$10.7217.9%
Bowling $13.00$13.866.2%


ItemRacelandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.63$3.906.9%
Fried Chicken $1.12$1.4019.8%
Milk $2.19$1.9611.6%
Potatoes $3.38$3.186.2%
Pizza $8.94$10.3914.0%
Beer $7.62$9.2317.4%

Health Care

ItemRacelandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.50$106.3417.7%
Doctor $61.67$115.2546.5%
Dentist $106.50$98.388.3%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2613.9%
Lipitor $482.26$466.473.4%


ItemRacelandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $116,300.00$184,700.0037.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,287.89$1,273.321.1%
Apartment Rent $752.00$949.0020.8%


ItemRacelandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.5911.2%
Tire Balancing $63.89$48.9030.7%


ItemRacelandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.80$167.607.0%
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

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Choctaw, LA79376-24%
Kraemer, LA86185-15%
Lockport, LA2,52888-12%
Gray, LA5,26288-12%
Schriever, LA7,04191-9%
Raceland, LA10,63389-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Smithfield, UT10,62998-2%
Madison Heights, VA10,63786-14%
Keokuk, IA10,62878-22%
Bedford Heights, OH10,64089-11%
Groveland, FL10,64393-7%
Raceland, LA10,63389-11%
Source: The Raceland, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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