Fort Pierce North 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.
IndexFort Pierce NorthFloridaNational
Cost of living index8799100
IndexFort Pierce NorthFloridaNational
Goods & Services index9999100
Groceries index103102100
Health care index9997100
Housing index4995100
Transportation index99100100
Utilities index128103100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Fort Pierce North, FL is displayed above. In Fort Pierce North, FL, the overall cost of living index is 87, which is 11% lower than the Florida average and 13% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Fort Pierce North, FL, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the Florida average and 1% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fort Pierce North is 11% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Fort Pierce North is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fort Pierce North is 51% 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$30,846$2,571$720$925
Renters$10,876$906$254$326
The affordability of the housing market in Fort Pierce North, FL as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Fort Pierce North, FL homeowners, the median income is $30,846. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $720 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $10,876. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $254 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Fort Pierce North, FL is the Florida sales tax and Florida income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Florida sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Florida income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemFort Pierce NorthNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.67$15.565.7%
Beauty Salon $43.89$36.1121.5%
Toothpaste $2.86$2.4715.7%
Shampoo $0.97$0.960.9%
Movie $6.21$10.1338.6%
Bowling $4.42$4.746.7%

Groceries

ItemFort Pierce NorthNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.48$3.9812.6%
Fried Chicken $1.30$1.417.6%
Milk $2.38$2.0615.2%
Potatoes $3.60$2.9820.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $9.49$8.797.9%

Health Care

ItemFort Pierce NorthNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.75$101.0413.6%
Doctor $87.53$107.4418.5%
Dentist $94.78$90.424.8%
Ibuprofen $10.69$9.2815.2%
Lipitor $418.04$426.502.0%

Housing

ItemFort Pierce NorthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $59,600.00$175,700.0066.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $907.44$1,133.2319.9%
Apartment Rent $786.00$920.0014.6%

Transportation

ItemFort Pierce NorthNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$1.990.5%
Tire Balancing $43.32$45.765.3%

Utilities

ItemFort Pierce NorthNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$208.89$163.8127.5%
Phone $36.82$28.3929.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fort Pierce South, FL4,88788-12%
West Vero Corridor, FL7,17689-11%
River Park, FL5,35289-11%
Lakewood Park, FL11,30490-10%
Fort Pierce, FL42,74491-9%
Fort Pierce North, FL6,90187-13%

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Fort Pierce North, FL6,90187-13%
Source: The Fort Pierce North, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.