Cost of living in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Food
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 $3.33
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.20
12 eggs, large $2.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.79
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.37
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.98
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.58
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,895
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,218
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $153
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,259
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $835
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $103
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $42
40” flat screen TV $508
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $131
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $27
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $49
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $36
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $94
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $98
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,867
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.52
Monthly ticket public transport $56
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $15
Personal Care
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) $95
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.88
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.72
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.13
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.90
Tube of toothpaste $2.42
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $43
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $168
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $92
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.96
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.65
iPod nano 16GB $125
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.27
1 month of gym membership in business district $66
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 243 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: March 27, 2017.

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