Egypt Lake-Leto 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.
IndexEgypt Lake-LetoFloridaNational
Cost of living index91100100
IndexEgypt Lake-LetoFloridaNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9197100
Housing index7395100
Transportation index102105100
Utilities index103102100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Egypt Lake-Leto, FL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Florida and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Egypt Lake-Leto, FL is 91, which is 9% lower than the Florida average and 9% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Egypt Lake-Leto, FL are 5% lower than the average for Florida and 4% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Egypt Lake-Leto is 9% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Egypt Lake-Leto is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Egypt Lake-Leto is 27% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Egypt Lake-Leto, 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 Egypt Lake-Leto, FL, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Egypt Lake-Leto, 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$47,485$3,957$1,108$1,425
Renters$30,713$2,559$717$921
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Egypt Lake-Leto, 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 Egypt Lake-Leto, FL, the median monthly income is $47,485 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,108 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $30,713, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $717 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 Egypt Lake-Leto, 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

ItemEgypt Lake-LetoNational 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%

Groceries

ItemEgypt Lake-LetoNational 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

ItemEgypt Lake-LetoNational 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%

Housing

ItemEgypt Lake-LetoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,300.00$175,700.0036.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $774.61$1,081.0328.3%
Apartment Rent $881.00$920.004.2%

Transportation

ItemEgypt Lake-LetoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.090.3%
Tire Balancing $48.65$45.297.4%

Utilities

ItemEgypt Lake-LetoNational 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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Egypt Lake-Leto, FL36,73591-9%

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Egypt Lake-Leto, FL36,73591-9%
Source: The Egypt Lake-Leto, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.