According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Lake Charles has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Louisiana, Lake Charles has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Louisiana's index of 92.
The standard of living in Lake Charles ranks as #1128 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Louisiana. By definition, that implies Lake Charles ranks as the #5279 most expensive place in the Pelican State.
|Living Expense||Lake Charles||Louisiana||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Louisiana, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Lake Charles||Sulphur, LA||20,241||86||1.0x||Orange, TX||18,901||87||1.0x||Nederland, TX||17,371||92||1.1x||Groves, TX||15,760||88||1.0x||Port Neches, TX||12,853||93||1.1x||Moss Bluff, LA||12,034||92||1.1x||DeRidder, LA||11,050||86||1.0x||Vidor, TX||10,805||85||1.0x||Jennings, LA||10,047||81||0.9x||Prien, LA||7,976||94||1.1x|