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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Shreveport, Louisiana is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Shreveport, Louisiana is more expensive.

Overall, Shreveport, Louisiana cost of living is 82.50.

  COST OF LIVINGShreveport, LouisianaUnited States
  Overall  83100
  Grocery  95.6100
  Health  93100
  Housing  52100
  Utilities  96100
  Transportation  93100
  Miscellaneous  101100

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Love it....and have grown to appreciate it
I moved to Shreveport about 10 years ago. When I first arrived, I hated it. It seemed so backwards on all levels. From cuisine, culture, shopping, and just everyday... (read more)
very little
I have lived in Louisiana for 15years & overall it is more of a place to retire. It is not a place to raise a family if you like to be active with your kids and expose... (read more)
The pay is insultingly low. The Caddo Parish Sheriffs are storm-troopers (this is a Republican saying this) they ticket for anything and if you are stopped they treat... (read more)
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This city has been the trash heap of North Louisiana for decades now and it looks like there is no plans to change that. There are some modern shopping centers in the... (read more)
Question on moving to Shreveport/Bossier City
Hi, We are looking to retire in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. We are looking there because it is affordable. However, we are very concerned because of all the... (read more)
Retired Here and love it--Southeast Shreveport is
We retired here 3 yrs. ago. First we retired to San Diego suburb to be with family and it was supposed to be the best weather in entire country, but this is even better... (read more)
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