Azalea 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.
IndexAzalea ParkFloridaNational
Cost of living index89100100
IndexAzalea ParkFloridaNational
Goods & Services index98101100
Groceries index107105100
Health care index9697100
Housing index6695100
Transportation index103105100
Utilities index91102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Azalea Park, FL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Azalea Park, FL is 89, which is 11% lower than the Florida average and 11% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Azalea Park, FL are 3% lower than the Florida average and 2% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Azalea Park is 11% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Azalea Park is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Azalea Park is 34% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$42,707$3,559$996$1,281
Renters$30,398$2,533$709$912
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Azalea 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 Azalea Park, FL, the median monthly income is $42,707 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $996 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $30,398, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $709 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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Azalea Park, FL, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Florida, as well as the rate for income tax in Florida. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Florida is 7.5%, and the sales tax in the state of Florida is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Florida starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemAzalea ParkNational 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

ItemAzalea ParkNational 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

ItemAzalea ParkNational 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

ItemAzalea ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $87,300.00$175,700.0050.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,021.34$1,081.035.5%
Apartment Rent $954.00$920.003.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemAzalea ParkNational 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.
Lake Buena Vista, FL980-20%
Paradise Heights, FL55085-15%
Clarcona, FL2,92686-14%
Eatonville, FL2,25886-14%
Taft, FL2,14687-13%
Azalea Park, FL13,20389-11%

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Azalea Park, FL13,20389-11%
Source: The Azalea 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.