Cost of living in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Summary of cost of living in Lafayette, Louisiana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,494
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,783
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.73
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.07
12 eggs, large $2.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.91
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.33
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $2.17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.43
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,429
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $927
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $134
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $984
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $731
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $120
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $53
40” flat screen tv $322
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $48
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $66
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $92
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $71
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,645
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.61
Monthly ticket public transport $34
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $95
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.69
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $8
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.21
Tube of toothpaste $1.90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $39
2 tickets to the movies $19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $90
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $68
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.32
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.33
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district $47
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $5.21
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 21 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 28, 2020

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