East Lake-Orient 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.
IndexEast Lake-Orient ParkFloridaNational
Cost of living index8899100
IndexEast Lake-Orient ParkFloridaNational
Goods & Services index9299100
Groceries index98102100
Health care index9697100
Housing index6495100
Transportation index100100100
Utilities index114103100
Displayed above is a general overview of the East Lake-Orient Park, FL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in East Lake-Orient Park, FL is 88, which is 11% lower than the Florida average and 12% 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 East Lake-Orient Park, FL are 7% lower than the Florida average and 8% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Lake-Orient Park is 11% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in East Lake-Orient Park is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Lake-Orient Park is 36% 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$49,784$4,149$1,162$1,494
Renters$29,146$2,429$680$874
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in East Lake-Orient Park, FL as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for East Lake-Orient Park, FL homeowners, is $49,784. This would allow for a maximum of $1,162 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $29,146 which would result in a maximum of $680 to be spent on rental costs.

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%
When assessing the complete cost of living in East Lake-Orient Park, FL, the Florida income tax and the Florida sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Florida maximum surtax is 7.5%, and the Florida sales tax is 6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Florida.

Goods & Services

ItemEast Lake-Orient ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.63$15.5612.4%
Beauty Salon $34.41$36.114.7%
Toothpaste $2.30$2.477.1%
Shampoo $0.89$0.967.8%
Movie $10.04$10.130.9%
Bowling $5.29$4.7411.6%

Groceries

ItemEast Lake-Orient ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.13$3.983.6%
Fried Chicken $1.38$1.411.9%
Milk $2.39$2.0616.0%
Potatoes $3.27$2.989.7%
Pizza $8.61$9.479.1%
Beer $9.36$8.796.4%

Health Care

ItemEast Lake-Orient ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.69$101.041.3%
Doctor $94.39$107.4412.1%
Dentist $87.08$90.423.7%
Ibuprofen $9.49$9.282.2%
Lipitor $425.69$426.500.2%

Housing

ItemEast Lake-Orient ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $86,600.00$175,700.0050.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $759.70$1,133.2333.0%
Apartment Rent $916.00$920.000.4%

Transportation

ItemEast Lake-Orient ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$1.991.4%
Tire Balancing $46.52$45.761.7%

Utilities

ItemEast Lake-Orient ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.82$163.814.9%
Phone $39.95$28.3940.7%
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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Mango, FL12,06289-11%
Dover, FL4,28489-11%
East Lake-Orient Park, FL23,99588-12%

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Source: The East Lake-Orient Park, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.