East Lake 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.
IndexEast LakeFloridaNational
Cost of living index113100100
IndexEast LakeFloridaNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9197100
Housing index14795100
Transportation index102105100
Utilities index103102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in East Lake, FL. As you can see, with the average cost of living in East Lake, FL being 113, that puts it 13% higher than the average of Florida and 13% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of East Lake, FL, the price of goods and services are 5% lower than the average of Florida as well as 4% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Lake is 13% higher than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in East Lake is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Lake is 47% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in East Lake, 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 East Lake, FL, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the East Lake, 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

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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in East Lake, FL, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In East Lake, FL homeowners have a median income of $82,722. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,930 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $46,983, which means there is a maximum of $1,096 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Florida Sales Tax

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Florida Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in East Lake, 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

ItemEast LakeNational 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%


ItemEast LakeNational 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

ItemEast LakeNational 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%


ItemEast LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $272,100.00$175,700.0054.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $774.61$1,081.0328.3%
Apartment Rent $1,171.00$920.0027.3%


ItemEast LakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.090.3%
Tire Balancing $48.65$45.297.4%


ItemEast LakeNational 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.
Moon Lake, FL4,80282-18%
New Port Richey, FL15,06384-16%
Bayonet Point, FL24,41285-15%
Jasmine Estates, FL18,47085-15%
Holiday, FL21,04986-14%
East Lake, FL32,33511313%

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East Lake, FL32,33511313%
Source: The East Lake, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.