Cost of Living in Baton Rouge, LA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1834
$4336
🛋️ Without rent
$778
$2362
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1056
$1974
🍽️ Food
$576
$1497
🚐 Transport
$66.8
$178
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2703
😀 Quality of life
79
🏙️ Population
227K

The average cost of living in Baton Rouge is $1834, which is in the top 21% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1942nd out of 9294 in our global list, 1774th out of 2202 in the United States, and 14th out of 19 in Louisiana.

The median after-tax salary is $2703, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 403rd (TOP 4%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 87th best city to live in the United States, and 2nd most liveable city in Louisiana. With an estimated population of 227K, Baton Rouge is the 103rd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 10 km Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 8.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 160 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
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Prices in Baton Rouge

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$75.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.07
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
 Cappuccino
$4.27
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.9
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1178
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$840
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2175
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1684
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$81.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7064
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$915
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.73
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$55.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.62
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$89.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$667
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7809

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