Butler Beach 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.
IndexButler BeachFloridaNational
Cost of living index116100100
IndexButler BeachFloridaNational
Goods & Services index99101100
Groceries index110105100
Health care index9697100
Housing index15095100
Transportation index107105100
Utilities index96102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Butler Beach, FL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Butler Beach, FL is 116, which is 16% higher than the Florida average and 16% higher 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 Butler Beach, FL are 2% lower than the Florida average and 1% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Butler Beach is 16% higher than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Butler Beach is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Butler Beach is 50% higher 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$62,056$5,171$1,448$1,862
Renters$42,417$3,535$990$1,273
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Butler Beach, 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 Butler Beach, FL, the median monthly income is $62,056 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,448 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $42,417, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $990 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Butler Beach, 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

ItemButler BeachNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.33$14.5915.5%
Beauty Salon $25.00$34.6827.9%
Toothpaste $3.36$2.4735.9%
Shampoo $1.01$1.021.2%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $4.00$4.398.9%

Groceries

ItemButler BeachNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.81$4.487.4%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.76$2.3617.1%
Potatoes $3.74$3.0622.2%
Pizza $10.49$9.2413.5%
Beer $8.85$8.632.5%

Health Care

ItemButler BeachNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $97.26$99.782.5%
Doctor $95.00$105.039.6%
Dentist $87.50$88.701.4%
Ibuprofen $9.32$9.411.0%
Lipitor $286.92$298.503.9%

Housing

ItemButler BeachNational avg.Difference
Home Price $284,700.00$175,700.0062.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $815.89$1,081.0324.5%
Apartment Rent $1,128.00$920.0022.6%

Transportation

ItemButler BeachNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.37$2.0913.3%
Tire Balancing $40.88$45.299.7%

Utilities

ItemButler BeachNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$173.36$170.801.5%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Marineland, FL111022%
Hastings, FL61187-13%
Flagler Estates, FL2,73988-12%
St. Augustine Shores, FL7,82499-1%
Palm Coast, FL77,7791011%
Butler Beach, FL5,70911616%

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Butler Beach, FL5,70911616%
Source: The Butler Beach, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.