Apopka cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexApopkaFloridaNational
Cost of living index98100100
IndexApopkaFloridaNational
Goods & Services index98101100
Groceries index107105100
Health care index9697100
Housing index9695100
Transportation index103105100
Utilities index91102100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Apopka, FL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Apopka, FL enjoy a cost of living index of 98. This index is 2% lower than the Florida average, and 2% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Apopka, FL, the average cost of goods and services is 3% lower than it is in Florida, and it is 2% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Apopka is 2% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Apopka is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Apopka is 4% lower than the national average.
  • Florida general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Florida state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Apopka, FL to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Apopka, FL, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Apopka, FL salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$66,208$5,517$1,545$1,986
Renters$33,670$2,806$786$1,010
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Apopka, FL, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Apopka, FL has a median income of about $66,208 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,545 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $33,670. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $786 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Apopka, FL you will want to make sure you consider both the Florida sales tax and the Florida income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Florida is 6%, with the highest surtax being 7.5%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Florida have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemApopkaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.83$14.595.2%
Beauty Salon $41.14$34.6818.6%
Toothpaste $3.11$2.4725.7%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $10.40$9.875.4%
Bowling $4.78$4.398.8%

Groceries

ItemApopkaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.76$4.486.3%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.461.8%
Milk $2.76$2.3617.1%
Potatoes $3.61$3.0617.9%
Pizza $10.11$9.249.4%
Beer $8.51$8.631.4%

Health Care

ItemApopkaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $65.50$99.7834.4%
Doctor $88.80$105.0315.5%
Dentist $88.80$88.700.1%
Ibuprofen $9.98$9.416.0%
Lipitor $314.74$298.505.4%

Housing

ItemApopkaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $156,000.00$175,700.0011.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,021.34$1,081.035.5%
Apartment Rent $1,027.00$920.0011.6%

Transportation

ItemApopkaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$2.092.5%
Tire Balancing $47.37$45.294.6%

Utilities

ItemApopkaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.86$170.804.7%
Phone $20.01$28.2629.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lisbon, FL10872-28%
Ferndale, FL27784-16%
Paradise Heights, FL55085-15%
Clarcona, FL2,92686-14%
Eatonville, FL2,25886-14%
Apopka, FL44,46298-2%

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Apopka, FL44,46298-2%
Source: The Apopka, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.