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Old 09-20-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: NH/MA
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-Rent: 1 br, close to University area (Tulane/Loyola)
i think it's pretty competitive RIGHT by the universities, and more expensive close to audubon park... that's where everyone wants to live. you might want to start looking at uptown in general and the garden district. the commute to work would be very short. you can find a decent sized apartment for ~$700- utilities may or may not be included, electric usually isn't, while landlords will commonly pay water and trash. last year i had a huge apartment in the lower garden district for $700, and now i live in an uptown studio that's $625. there may be slim pickings, but keep an eye on sites like craigslist and act fast, and you'll get the apartment you want.
i cannot comment on this apartment/company/block, but as an example, this is like a typical apartment for a lower price range; OLD NEW ORLEANS CHARM....ON STREET CAR LINE (http://neworleans.craigslist.org/apa/2597880942.html - broken link) i have no time to go hunting around on craigslist, but you can find apartments like this on safe streets.
-Electricity bill (1 person)
in my studio it's around $60/month and i seem to remember that in my last apartment, it was closer to $100/month.
-Internet (high speed)
i have high speed internet from cox and it's $50/month.
-Monthly car insurance (say, a 2004-2007 sedan)
car insurance is awful here and i know plenty of people who keep their old state insurance for as long as humanly possible once they move here.
-Monthly Food
there is the 9% sales tax to factor in, but you can have pretty low grocery bills. there's everywhere to shop for food from whole foods to walmart.

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Old 09-20-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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-Monthly Food
there is the 9% sales tax to factor in, but you can have pretty low grocery bills. there's everywhere to shop for food from whole foods to walmart.
Where are you paying 9% on food?
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: NH/MA
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if the sales tax is 9% doesn't that apply to every place you buy something? forgive my ignorance, i am from a state with no sales tax.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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if the sales tax is 9% doesn't that apply to every place you buy something? forgive my ignorance, i am from a state with no sales tax.
Louisiana doesn't apply state sales tax (4%) to groceries and if I'm not mistaken medicine, however I think Jefferson charges 3.75% and Orleans 4.5% on grocery items. Next time you're at Wal-Mart or somewhere pay attention to how the tax rates are itemized on your receipt. I know that there are some smaller stores in Jefferson Parish that have tried to charge me the full 8.75% on groceries, which is why I asked. They know that most people won't pay attention.

Depending on where you live in the state you will pay anywhere from 4% to 9.5% on items in general. That's why so many people will go out of there way to register their vehicles in rural parishes. I think that Baton Rouge has the highest overall, adding 5.5% parish tax to the 4% state tax. Maybe a BR poster can correct that for me.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Thanks so much Hershey and all. This gives me another perspective. Btw, how much is the average smartphone plan? Say, iPhone,1000 mins local, 500mb data, voicemail, texting?
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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thanks for the info, westbanknola!
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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Update: I am sad to say that I have declined the offer and won't be moving to NOLA I did not find enough evidence to lead me to believe that the cost of living in NOLA is at least 13 percent lower than where I am. Therefore, I decided that taking a 13% pay cut together with less a comprehensive benefit package would be a very risky move in the current economy. I will have to visit you all for mardi gras
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