Los Angeles vs New Orleans - Cost of Living Comparison

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Los Angeles New Orleans
🚶 Cost of living one person
$3165
$2113
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$7625
$5144
🏠 One person rent
$2019
$1222
🏘️ Family rent
$3688
$2206
🍽️ Food expenses
$715
$640
🚐 Transport expenses
$236
$84.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$6398
$3605
😷 Air quality
Good
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
17 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
99
86
😀 Quality of life
94
87
🏙️ Population
3.9M
384K

The cost of living in Los Angeles is 50% more expensive than in New Orleans. Cities ranked 72nd and 1525th ($3165 vs $2113) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 60th and 1352nd in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Los Angeles compared to 1.7 months in New Orleans. Ranked 5th vs 49th best cities to live in the United States, and 34th vs 216th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Los Angeles vs New Orleans

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Los Angeles New Orleans
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$22.5
$18.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$101
$79.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11.9
$10.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.42
$4.86
 Cappuccino
$5.63
$4.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.65
$2.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2215
$1463
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1717
$930
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4161
$2642
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3237
$1787
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$132
$118
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$195
$182
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$71
$66.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.7%
6.62%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7697
$2567
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6904
$2150
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
$1.62
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87.3
$46.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.4
$17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.27
$1.18
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$4.26
$3.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$4.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.47
$3.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$16.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$12.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$4.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$1.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.44
$5.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$4.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$2.73
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.51
$1.66
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.72
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.9
$15.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.97
$2.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$8.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
$8.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.97
$5.33
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.95
$4.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$1.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$55.5
$53.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$17.3
$13.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$140
$127
💇 Haircut, simple
$29
$22.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.1
$53.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$105
$91
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2020
$1578
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$31623
$10224

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Cities near Los Angeles

Distance City Cost of living
8.1 km or 5 mi Huntington Park
$2777
8.9 km or 5.5 mi Maywood
$2717
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Florence-Graham
$2781
10 km or 6.2 mi Bell
$2678
10 km or 6.2 mi Monterey Park
$2821
11 km or 6.6 mi Alhambra
$2887
11 km or 6.6 mi South Pasadena
$2854
11 km or 7 mi Cudahy
$2638
12 km or 7.6 mi San Gabriel
$2987
12 km or 7.7 mi Bell Gardens
$2578
12 km or 7.8 mi West Hollywood
$2734
13 km or 7.8 mi Montebello
$2713
13 km or 8 mi South Gate
$2650
13 km or 8.2 mi Glendale
$3660
14 km or 8.8 mi Inglewood
$2886
15 km or 9 mi Beverly Hills
$2297
15 km or 9.1 mi Lynwood
$2676
15 km or 9.3 mi Rosemead
$2750
15 km or 9.5 mi Culver
$2836
15 km or 9.6 mi Pasadena
$3263
16 km or 9.9 mi Pico Rivera
$2649
16 km or 10 mi Burbank
$3220
16 km or 10 mi Downey
$2442
17 km or 11 mi Compton
$2737
18 km or 11 mi La Canada Flintridge
$3030
18 km or 11 mi Hawthorne
$2987
18 km or 11 mi Temple
$2747
18 km or 11 mi South El Monte
$2702
18 km or 11 mi West Whittier-Los Nietos
$2621
18 km or 11 mi Paramount
$2579
19 km or 12 mi Gardena
$2935
20 km or 12 mi El Monte
$2707
21 km or 13 mi Lawndale
$3148
21 km or 13 mi Arcadia
$2700
21 km or 13 mi Bellflower
$2541
22 km or 14 mi Norwalk
$2375
22 km or 14 mi Santa Monica
$3589
22 km or 14 mi Whittier
$2665
23 km or 15 mi Manhattan Beach
$3168
24 km or 15 mi Carson
$2862

Cities near New Orleans

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Kenner
$2054
46 km or 29 mi Slidell
$1975
46 km or 29 mi Mandeville
$1801
72 km or 45 mi Hammond
$1887
74 km or 46 mi Houma
$1864
109 km or 68 mi Gulfport
$1539
112 km or 70 mi Morgan
$1967
114 km or 71 mi Central
$2039
119 km or 74 mi Baton Rouge
$2040
121 km or 75 mi Biloxi
$1726
154 km or 96 mi Pascagoula
$1784
168 km or 104 mi New Iberia
$2043
168 km or 105 mi Hattiesburg
$1930
189 km or 118 mi Lafayette
$1791
203 km or 126 mi Opelousas
$1921
209 km or 130 mi Prichard
$1740
212 km or 132 mi Mobile
$1634
213 km or 133 mi Laurel
$1938
218 km or 135 mi Natchez
$1992
223 km or 139 mi Daphne
$1739
235 km or 146 mi Foley
$1741
258 km or 160 mi Pearl
$2083
259 km or 161 mi Brandon
$2242
261 km or 162 mi Jackson
$1944
266 km or 166 mi Clinton
$2023
272 km or 169 mi Alexandria
$1767
274 km or 170 mi Ridgeland
$2057
276 km or 171 mi Vicksburg
$2044
278 km or 173 mi Madison
$2079
281 km or 175 mi Pensacola
$2058
299 km or 186 mi Meridian
$1941
303 km or 188 mi Lake Charles
$1915
318 km or 198 mi Sulphur
$1975
336 km or 209 mi Fort Walton Beach
$2027
344 km or 214 mi Monroe
$1649
348 km or 216 mi Crestview
$1764
373 km or 231 mi Port Arthur
$1879
376 km or 234 mi Ruston
$1791
390 km or 243 mi Beaumont
$1694
394 km or 245 mi Greenville
$2030