Cost of Living Data

State and Louisiana MSA’s Regional Price Parities Measures

Regional price parities measures (RPPs) are estimated by the BEA. These are measures of prices in a particular area relative to the country as a whole. The RPP for the nation is 100 so any amount below that implies lower prices for that area. The lower the RPP, the lower the prices for a particular category (or broad measure) of goods or services.


Louisiana and MSA RPPs: All Items

wdt_ID Year Alexandria Baton Rouge Hammond Houma-Thibodaux Lafayette Lake Charles Monroe New Orleans-Metairie Shreveport-Bossier City Louisiana
1 2008 87.8 92.3 85.0 88.8 86.9 87.9 85.7 99.1 89.0 90.7
2 2009 86.7 92.8 85.3 89.7 87.7 88.5 85.4 99.1 89.7 91.4
3 2010 86.9 92.5 85.6 90.3 87.5 88.3 86.5 97.8 90.3 91.2
4 2011 86.4 92.7 85.8 91.7 88.8 88.3 87.0 97.0 90.8 91.0
5 2012 87.7 93.1 85.3 92.2 88.4 88.6 86.8 96.5 90.6 91.4
6 2013 87.9 93.0 85.8 92.6 89.0 89.0 86.6 96.2 90.3 91.2
7 2014 88.6 93.1 85.4 92.6 88.8 88.7 85.6 95.8 90.3 90.9
8 2015 88.3 92.9 85.9 91.5 89.0 88.8 85.6 95.7 90.2 90.5
9 2016 87.2 92.3 85.0 90.2 87.9 87.5 83.1 94.7 89.6 89.9
10 2017 87.1 91.9 85.9 89.6 86.9 89.0 83.6 94.5 88.4 89.6
Year Alexandria Baton Rouge Hammond Houma-Thibodaux Lafayette Lake Charles Monroe New Orleans-Metairie Shreveport-Bossier City Louisiana

Louisiana and MSA RPPs: Goods

wdt_ID Year Alexandria Baton Rouge Hammond Houma-Thibodaux Lafayette Lake Charles Monroe New Orleans-Metairie Shreveport-Bossier City Louisiana
1 2008 98.3 97.9 94.0 98.6 97.8 98.5 98.3 98.4 98.5 97.8
2 2009 98.2 97.8 94.1 98.6 97.8 98.5 98.2 98.4 98.4 97.8
3 2010 97.4 96.9 93.2 97.8 96.9 97.7 97.4 97.6 97.6 96.8
4 2011 97.1 96.6 92.4 97.6 96.6 97.4 97.2 97.4 97.4 96.6
5 2012 97.1 96.6 91.9 97.6 96.6 97.5 97.2 97.4 97.4 96.5
6 2013 97.0 96.4 91.4 97.5 96.4 97.4 97.1 97.3 97.3 96.3
7 2014 97.4 96.7 91.2 98.0 96.8 97.8 97.5 97.7 97.7 96.5
8 2015 97.6 96.9 91.5 98.2 97.0 98.0 97.6 97.9 97.9 96.7
9 2016 96.9 96.2 91.9 97.4 96.4 97.2 96.5 97.2 97.1 96.4
10 2017 97.0 96.2 91.9 97.4 96.4 97.3 96.5 97.2 97.2 96.4
Year Alexandria Baton Rouge Hammond Houma-Thibodaux Lafayette Lake Charles Monroe New Orleans-Metairie Shreveport-Bossier City Louisiana

Louisiana and MSA RPPs: Services-Rents

wdt_ID Year Alexandria Baton Rouge Hammond Houma-Thibodaux Lafayette Lake Charles Monroe New Orleans-Metairie Shreveport-Bossier City Louisiana
1 2008 63.7 79.6 72.7 62.7 61.9 62.0 56.4 107.8 66.0 73.8
2 2009 62.0 82.2 72.2 66.7 64.4 64.1 56.3 108.7 68.6 76.7
3 2010 59.8 82.1 71.3 69.1 63.0 63.5 56.5 104.8 70.3 76.8
4 2011 58.8 83.4 72.0 74.9 67.1 63.4 59.0 101.2 72.4 76.2
5 2012 63.0 85.2 70.7 77.9 66.4 64.8 58.6 98.8 72.2 77.6
6 2013 64.7 85.0 70.8 80.4 67.8 66.8 59.2 97.6 71.8 76.9
7 2014 67.2 86.1 70.6 81.2 68.5 67.1 57.3 96.1 73.1 77.7
8 2015 66.6 85.3 72.2 76.8 69.6 67.8 58.4 95.2 73.2 76.2
9 2016 65.9 85.7 71.3 75.1 69.2 66.5 55.2 93.6 74.3 76.1
10 2017 65.9 84.2 73.7 73.4 66.3 71.2 56.5 92.9 70.8 75.2
Year Alexandria Baton Rouge Hammond Houma-Thibodaux Lafayette Lake Charles Monroe New Orleans-Metairie Shreveport-Bossier City Louisiana

Louisiana and MSA RPPs: Services-Other

wdt_ID Year Alexandria Baton Rouge Hammond Houma-Thibodaux Lafayette Lake Charles Monroe New Orleans-Metairie Shreveport-Bossier City Louisiana
1 2008 94.8 94.3 89.7 95.2 94.3 95.1 94.8 95.0 95.0 93.8
2 2009 94.4 94.0 89.8 94.8 93.9 94.7 94.4 94.6 94.6 93.4
3 2010 94.1 93.8 90.8 94.3 93.7 94.3 94.1 94.2 94.2 93.3
4 2011 94.2 93.9 91.6 94.4 93.9 94.3 94.2 94.3 94.3 93.6
5 2012 94.2 94.1 92.6 94.4 94.1 94.3 94.2 94.3 94.3 93.8
6 2013 94.0 94.1 94.0 94.0 94.1 94.0 94.0 94.0 94.0 93.9
7 2014 93.4 93.5 93.5 93.4 93.5 93.4 93.4 93.4 93.4 93.3
8 2015 93.5 93.5 93.2 93.5 93.5 93.5 93.5 93.5 93.5 93.3
9 2016 92.6 92.6 92.1 92.6 92.6 92.6 92.6 92.6 92.6 92.4
10 2017 92.6 92.6 92.1 92.6 92.6 92.6 92.6 92.6 92.6 92.4
Year Alexandria Baton Rouge Hammond Houma-Thibodaux Lafayette Lake Charles Monroe New Orleans-Metairie Shreveport-Bossier City Louisiana

State and Louisiana MSA’s Annual Inflation Rates

Inflation rates for the state and MSA’s are calculated by taking the percentage change in the Implicit Regional Price Deflators from the BEA.


Louisiana and MSA Inflation Rates

wdt_ID Year Alexandria Baton Rouge Hammond Houma-Thibodaux Lafayette Lake Charles Monroe New Orleans-Metairie Shreveport-Bossier City Louisiana
1 2009 -1.3 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.9 0.6 -0.4 -0.1 0.6 0.6
2 2010 2.0 1.4 2.1 2.6 1.3 1.6 3.0 0.4 2.5 1.6
3 2011 1.8 2.7 2.7 3.9 4.1 2.4 3.0 1.7 3.0 2.3
4 2012 3.4 2.4 1.3 2.6 1.5 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.7 2.4
5 2013 1.8 1.2 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.1
6 2014 2.3 1.7 0.9 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.2 1.1 1.5 1.2
7 2015 -0.2 -0.1 0.7 -1.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2
8 2016 -0.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.7 -2.2 -0.2 0.3 0.2
9 2017 1.6 1.2 2.7 1.1 0.4 3.4 2.3 1.5 0.2 1.4
10 2018 0.9 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.7 1.4 1.7 1.5
Year Alexandria Baton Rouge Hammond Houma-Thibodaux Lafayette Lake Charles Monroe New Orleans-Metairie Shreveport-Bossier City Louisiana

C2ER Cost of Living Index

These figures come from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). Currently, the website is posting 2019 annual averages. The farther above 100 a number is, the more the cost is above average.


2019 COLI

wdt_ID Area Composite Grocery Housing Utilities Transportation HealthCare Misc. Goods and Services
1 Alexandria 93.2 93.3 83.9 103.5 99.8 100.4 94.9
2 Baton Rouge 99.4 102.6 92.3 85.4 100.5 104.5 106.5
3 Hammond 88.2 97.1 70.8 87.8 92.3 95.0 96.3
4 Houma 95.8 98.6 91.6 95.7 101.7 88.4 97.3
5 Lafayette 88.9 101.8 72.0 88.0 104.7 88.0 93.3
6 Lake Charles 87.5 98.4 75.8 74.7 94.0 93.7 93.4
7 Monroe 88.9 95.9 84.9 80.7 92.3 94.5 90.0
8 New Orleans 105.0 102.6 125.5 81.5 101.3 115.1 96.1
9 Shreveport 91.3 99.5 81.6 85.8 92.3 100.5 95.8
Area Composite Grocery Housing Utilities Transportation HealthCare Misc. Goods and Services