Avon Park 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.
IndexAvon ParkFloridaNational
Cost of living index83100100
IndexAvon ParkFloridaNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9197100
Housing index4895100
Transportation index102105100
Utilities index103102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Avon Park, FL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Florida the cost of living index in Avon Park, FL is 83, which is 17% lower than the average in Florida and compared to the national average it is 17% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Avon Park, FL goods and services come in at 5% lower than the average in Florida and are 4% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Avon Park is 17% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Avon Park is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Avon Park is 52% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Avon Park, FL to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Avon Park, FL, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Avon Park, FL salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$35,921$2,993$838$1,078
Renters$25,191$2,099$588$756
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Avon Park, FL, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Avon Park, FL, the median monthly income is $35,921 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $838 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $25,191, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $588 on monthly rental expenses.

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%
For those who live in Avon Park, FL and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Florida income tax rate and the Florida sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Florida, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 7.5%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Florida, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemAvon ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.10$14.593.4%
Beauty Salon $32.10$34.687.4%
Toothpaste $2.28$2.477.8%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $9.61$9.872.6%
Bowling $5.22$4.3918.9%

Groceries

ItemAvon ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.61$4.483.0%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.463.1%
Milk $2.70$2.3614.6%
Potatoes $3.47$3.0613.3%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.67$8.630.4%

Health Care

ItemAvon ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.30$99.788.5%
Doctor $85.80$105.0318.3%
Dentist $75.44$88.7015.0%
Ibuprofen $9.44$9.410.3%
Lipitor $324.53$298.508.7%

Housing

ItemAvon ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $66,000.00$175,700.0062.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $774.61$1,081.0328.3%
Apartment Rent $657.00$920.0028.6%

Transportation

ItemAvon ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.090.3%
Tire Balancing $48.65$45.297.4%

Utilities

ItemAvon ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.88$170.805.8%
Phone $32.47$28.2614.9%
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.
Lemon Grove, FL70285-15%
Frostproof, FL3,03084-16%
Sebring, FL10,35690-10%
Avon Park, FL8,87483-17%

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Avon Park, FL8,87483-17%
Source: The Avon Park, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.