Where's the most expensive place to live in Louisiana, and where is the least expensive place to live when it comes to major cities in our state?

With the price of everything on the rise these days, we are all looking for ways to save a buck, but would you consider relocating if it meant saving money? I'll let you answer that on your own.

So, let's take a look at where it is most expensive to live and least expensive to live if you're in a major city in Louisiana.

According to Rentcafe, New Orleans is the most expensive major city to live in. According to their ranking and findings, the cost of living in New Orleans is 22% higher than the state average, and it is 11% higher than the national average.


The data collected comes from research on consumer goods, services, and the prices of property/homes.

When it comes to the cheapest major city to live in here, it is Hammond, La. According to the findings, the cost of living in Hammon is 11% lower than the state average and 19% lower than the national average.


Here's the breakdown from the most expensive to the least expensive major cities to live in if you're residing in Louisiana.

  1. New Orleans
  2. Baton Rouge
  3. Houma
  4. Thibodeaux
  5. Shreveport
  6. Alexandria
  7. Lafayette
  8. Slidell
  9. Lake Charles
  10. Hammond

By definition, the cost of living is, "The cost of living comparison is based on your income and the price of basic necessities such as housing, transportation or food in the two cities you selected."


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