Cost of Living in Ruston, LA

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1725
$4809
🛋️ Without rent
$734
$2469
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$991
$2340
🍽️ Food
$537
$1395
🚐 Transport
$46.5
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2782
😀 Quality of life
58
🏙️ Population
22.2K

The average cost of living in Ruston is $1725, which is in the top 28% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2580th out of 9294 in our global list, 1991st out of 2202 in the United States, and 17th out of 19 in Louisiana.

The median after-tax salary is $2782, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 5620th (TOP 60%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2111th best city to live in the United States, and 15th most liveable city in Louisiana. With an estimated population of 22.2K, Ruston is the 1983rd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 57 km Monroe Regional Airport
😷 Air quality Good 11.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1342 Louisiana Tech University
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Prices in Ruston

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.07
 Cappuccino
$3.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.24
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$908
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$763
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2496
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1978
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$116
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$82.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3162
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2709
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.79
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.79
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.23
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.68
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.8
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.15
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$130
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$39.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$67
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1329
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11870

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