Cost of living in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.61
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.01
12 eggs, large $2.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.08
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.71
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.06
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.86
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,621
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,164
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $169
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,418
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $952
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $122
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $52
40” flat screen TV $336
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $103
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $27
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $47
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $89
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,989
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.56
Monthly ticket public transport $56
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $13
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $91
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.55
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.03
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.15
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.58
Tube of toothpaste $2.22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $46
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $178
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $94
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.93
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.86
iPad Air 2, 64GB $462
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district $66
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.76
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 445 prices entered by 60 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2017.

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