Cost of Living in New Orleans

Summary about cost of living in New Orleans, LA, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 12.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 82.50 $ 55.00-125.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 9.70-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 2.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 3.50-6.50
Cappuccino (regular) 4.75 $ 2.50-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 $ 1.00-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 $ 1.00-5.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.34 $ 3.00-6.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.56 $ 3.00-5.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $ 0.75-4.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.74 $ 3.00-6.25
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.75 $ 2.25-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.76 $ 3.00-7.89
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.48 $ 6.00-9.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.25-3.50
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.59-2.30
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 $ 0.65-5.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.65 $ 0.95-5.00
Potato (1 lb) 2.31 $ 0.75-4.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.54 $ 0.85-3.49
Lettuce (1 head) 2.13 $ 1.90-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.06 $ 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 10.00-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.62 $ 2.14-4.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.58 $ 2.50-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 $ 6.50-8.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 1.25-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45.00 $ 40.00-60.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.50-9.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.50 $ 2.00-6.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.50 $ 20.00-45.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.27 $ 2.86-3.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 26,000.00-36,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $ 23,000.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 182.22 $ 106.25-332.70
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.10-0.17
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.29 $ 50.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.29 $ 25.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.48 $ 10.95-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.75 $ 12.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 700.00 $ 650.00-750.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,300.00 $ 10,000.00-40,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.29 $ 35.00-85.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.99 $ 24.00-75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.25 $ 75.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154.00 $ 120.00-175.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,579.44 $ 1,300.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,085.88 $ 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,081.67 $ 2,800.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,040.00 $ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 370.00 $ 350.00-500.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 254.50 $ 150.00-325.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,610.22 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.31 4.20-5.43

Prices in New Orleans, Louisiana

This city had 394 entries in the past 12 months by 55 different contributors.
Last update: February 2023
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3 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 03, 2021:
Just jump into gator infested waters save money like the rest of us do.
Ragin Cajun on Sep 27, 2020:
If you live in New Orleans you should add the cost of a casket and a funeral.
Anonymous on Aug 15, 2020:
fwiw in new orleans and metairie (subburb 8 minutes away), the "unlimited data" internet option needs to be updated as there are 2x real options:
ATT DSL - There is a data cap, im not sure of #
ATT FTTH (minor availability)- 1tb / mo data cap
Cox Cable - 1.25TB/mo (or +50$ extra, for unlimited data)
thanks