Cost of living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Summary of cost of living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,015
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,906
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List of prices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.34
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.07
12 eggs, large $2.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.69
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.84
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $2.19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,356
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $995
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,189
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $851
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $130
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $54
40” flat screen tv $328
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $143
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $21
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $39
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $113
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,362
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.60
Monthly ticket public transport $54
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $15
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $4.97
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $26
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $85
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $5.57
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.46
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.56
Tube of toothpaste $1.65
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $27
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $50
2 tickets to the movies $27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $120
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $95
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $6
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.50
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $432
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district $56
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $5.75
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 192 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: January 23, 2020

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