Bayonet Point 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.
IndexBayonet PointFloridaNational
Cost of living index85100100
IndexBayonet PointFloridaNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9197100
Housing index5595100
Transportation index102105100
Utilities index103102100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Bayonet Point, FL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Bayonet Point, FL enjoy a cost of living index of 85. This index is 15% lower than the Florida average, and 15% 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 Bayonet Point, FL, the average cost of goods and services is 5% lower than it is in Florida, and it is 4% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bayonet Point is 15% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Bayonet Point is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bayonet Point is 45% 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

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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Bayonet Point, 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 Bayonet Point, FL, the median monthly income is $33,985 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $793 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $26,142, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $610 on monthly rental expenses.

Florida Sales Tax

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Florida Income Tax

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The Florida sales tax and Florida income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Bayonet Point, FL. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Florida sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 7.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Florida income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemBayonet PointNational 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%


ItemBayonet PointNational 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

ItemBayonet PointNational 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%


ItemBayonet PointNational avg.Difference
Home Price $68,000.00$175,700.0061.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $774.61$1,081.0328.3%
Apartment Rent $850.00$920.007.6%


ItemBayonet PointNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.090.3%
Tire Balancing $48.65$45.297.4%


ItemBayonet PointNational 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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Weeki Wachee, FL198-2%
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Moon Lake, FL4,80282-18%
Masaryktown, FL1,12584-16%
New Port Richey, FL15,06384-16%
Bayonet Point, FL24,41285-15%

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Bayonet Point, FL24,41285-15%
Source: The Bayonet Point, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.