Cost of Living in New Orleans, LA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1859
$4414
🛋️ Without rent
$769
$2432
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1090
$1982
🍽️ Food
$523
$1362
🚐 Transport
$92.7
$253
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3211
😀 Quality of life
87
🏙️ Population
379K

The average cost of living in New Orleans is $1859, which is in the top 19% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1784th out of 9294 in our global list, 1634th out of 2202 in the United States, and 13th out of 19 in Louisiana.

The median after-tax salary is $3211, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 163rd (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 57th best city to live in the United States, and 1st most liveable city in Louisiana. With an estimated population of 379K, New Orleans is the 56th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 11 km Lakefront Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 257 Tulane University of Louisiana
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Prices in New Orleans

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$60.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.55
 Cappuccino
$4.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1187
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$833
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2193
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1615
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$188
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$64.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5002
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1994
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.93
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.81
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.58
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.22
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$21.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$827
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11088

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