Cost of Living

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Cost of Living

Your dollar does more here.

Baton Rouge's low cost of living means fewer expenses and higher quality of life. Let's talk numbers.

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Young-professional households earn ~$73,000 a year.

This is well above most comparable cities.

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Baton Rouge residents have higher spending power.

Because of this lower cost of living, average earnings in Baton Rouge have the same spending power as nearly $80,000 in the average U.S. metro city. Additionally, housing is 18% more affordable than the national average, with one of the lowest property tax rates in the U.S.

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We’re a small, big city where families and businesses can thrive...

Baton Rouge stands distinct offering a rich, dynamic way of life...

The city exudes a sense of community. Living in Baton Rouge...

If New Orleans is a melting pot, Baton Rouge is a gumbo.

Baton Rouge is a perfect combination of business, politics...

...and experience growth, but also strongly connect with the community as a whole. It’s common to make some great business deals during the week, then get invited to that client’s family BBQ or crawfish boil that very weekend. That’s the close-knit culture that I love about Baton Rouge.

Ben Marcel
Ben Marcel
CEO of Torapath Technologies

...that continually captivates my heart. This city is welcoming and warm and offers an unmatched blend of cultural festivities, artistic rendezvous, and culinary delights.

Dr. Sinella Aghasi
Dr. Sinella Aghasi
Associate Executive Director at Kids’ Orchestra, Music Maven

...provides an amazing balance of work and life, leading to more time to relax and do what you love.

Julie Gerdes Becnel
Julie Gerdes Becnel
Owner of Little Rouge Hen, Mama Hen

It’s a unique city, full of celebration, sports, culture, music, food, business opportunities, and more.

Chris Hilliard
Chris Hilliard
Co-Founder/CEO, Suds Laundry Services

...and a college spirit. Its rich history influences its culture, and young (and old) entrepreneurs and change makers are constantly expanding the boundaries of what most people believe the best version of Baton Rouge can be.

Eric & Nicole
Eric & Nicole
Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Salon Brushed

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