Cost of living in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Summary of cost of living in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,246
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,270
  • Cost of living in New Orleans, Louisiana is cheaper than in 66% of cities in USA (27 out of 41)
  • Cost of living in New Orleans, Louisiana is cheaper than in 63% of cities in N. America (34 out of 54)
  • Cost of living in New Orleans, Louisiana is more expensive than in 74% of cities in the World (69 out of 261)
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List of prices in New Orleans, Louisiana
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.64
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.95
12 eggs, large $3.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.59
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $1.96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.26
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,796
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,352
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,303
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $982
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $116
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $55
40” flat screen tv $259
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $153
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $19
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $89
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $109
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,830
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.89
Monthly ticket public transport $52
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $101
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.67
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.29
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.25
Tube of toothpaste $1.92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $27
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $49
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $266
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $99
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.86
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.80
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $435
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district $79
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 75 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2022

New Orleans position in our World Ranking

the world
69th
out of 261
n. america
34th
out of 54
usa
27th
out of 41

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