Sterlington 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.
IndexSterlingtonLouisianaNational
Cost of living index8692100
IndexSterlingtonLouisianaNational
Goods & Services index9697100
Groceries index10098100
Health care index8597100
Housing index6181100
Transportation index9197100
Utilities index10394100

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  • The cost of living in Sterlington is 7% lower than the Louisiana average.
  • The cost of living in Sterlington is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sterlington is 39% 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$67,679$5,640$1,579$2,031
Renters$23,274$1,940$543$698

Louisiana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Louisiana5%12%

Louisiana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemSterlingtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.94$16.090.9%
Beauty Salon $29.12$37.3322.0%
Toothpaste $2.19$2.4510.6%
Shampoo $1.03$1.002.7%
Movie $7.48$10.2827.3%
Bowling $10.03$4.93103.4%

Groceries

ItemSterlingtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.07$3.807.0%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4017.8%
Milk $2.20$2.019.4%
Potatoes $3.57$3.0118.6%
Pizza $9.23$9.896.6%
Beer $8.55$8.903.9%

Health Care

ItemSterlingtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $93.92$102.168.1%
Doctor $76.24$108.3629.6%
Dentist $79.52$92.5314.1%
Ibuprofen $8.41$9.289.4%
Lipitor $424.21$425.820.4%

Housing

ItemSterlingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $95,800.00$184,700.0048.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,066.65$1,202.4411.3%
Apartment Rent $781.00$949.0017.7%

Transportation

ItemSterlingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$2.249.2%
Tire Balancing $42.45$46.298.3%

Utilities

ItemSterlingtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$131.00$165.9621.1%
Phone $37.69$28.6831.4%
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.
Collinston, LA36578-22%
Brownsville, LA3,82079-21%
Bastrop, LA10,85180-20%
Marion, LA98581-19%
West Monroe, LA13,03187-13%
Sterlington, LA2,16586-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
La Mesilla, NM2,16599-1%
Lorenz Park, NY2,16597-3%
Bluewell, WV2,16586-14%
Shawnee Hills, OH2,16595-5%
Elkton, KY2,16686-14%
Sterlington, LA2,16586-14%
Source: The Sterlington, LA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.