Cost of living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

List of prices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.32
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.09
12 eggs, large $2.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.21
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.37
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.56
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.95
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,385
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $967
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $184
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,233
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $917
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $113
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $58
40” flat screen TV $328
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $163
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $47
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $77
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $112
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,504
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.65
Monthly ticket public transport $54
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $14
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.37
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $29
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $104
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.37
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.28
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.16
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.44
Tube of toothpaste $2.01
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $29
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $46
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $114
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $89
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.84
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.11
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $428
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district $62
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.50
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 213 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2018.

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