New Orleans-Metairie Metro Area, LA Cost of Living


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New Orleans-Metairie cost of living score
99.1
Less expensive
0.9% lower
than the US average
10.2% higher
than the Louisiana average
New Orleans-Metairie Louisi Metro Area, Louisiana gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 99.1, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 0.9% lower than the U.S. average and 10.2% lower than the average for Louisiana.

New Orleans-Metairie Metro Area, LA

Housing costs in New Orleans-Metairie?
A typical home costs $246,500, which is 27.1% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 33.4% more expensive than the average Louisiana home, at $184,800. Renting a two-bedroom unit in New Orleans-Metairie costs $1,180 per month, which is 17.5% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 15.3% more than the state average of $1,000.

Can I afford New Orleans-Metairie?
To live comfortably in New Orleans-Metairie Louisi Metro Area, Louisiana, a minimum annual income of $47,160 for a family, and $40,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about New Orleans-Metairie?
The cost of living in the New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area is below the U.S. average, with a score of 99.1 compared to 100 for the country as a whole. The median value of houses in this area is also lower than the nationwide average, coming in at $246,500 versus $338,100. This means that people living there can enjoy a lower cost of living and still find quality housing options. For those looking for an affordable place to live with plenty of culture and entertainment, New Orleans-Metairie could be a great choice.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesNew Orleans-MetairieLouisianaUnited States
  99.189.9100.0
  96.792.7100
  104.9113.2100.0
  81.764.9100.0
  $246,500$184,800$338,100
  85.9%89.9%100.0%
  127.2108.2100.0
  96.881.4100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 6 years ago

New Orleans is like an abusive partner that pushes you to the ground, only to kick you in your gut twice as hard the second time around. During the hurricane season,  More

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