Fruitland 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.
IndexFruitland ParkFloridaNational
Cost of living index91100100
IndexFruitland ParkFloridaNational
Goods & Services index98101100
Groceries index107105100
Health care index9697100
Housing index7195100
Transportation index103105100
Utilities index91102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Fruitland Park, FL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Florida the cost of living index in Fruitland Park, FL is 91, which is 9% lower than the average in Florida and compared to the national average it is 9% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Fruitland Park, FL goods and services come in at 3% lower than the average in Florida and are 2% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fruitland Park is 9% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Fruitland Park is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fruitland Park is 29% 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$67,721$5,643$1,580$2,032
Renters$25,408$2,117$593$762
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Fruitland Park, FL, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Fruitland Park, FL has a median income of about $67,721 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,580 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $25,408. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $593 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%
For those who live in Fruitland Park, FL and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Florida income tax rate and the Florida sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Florida, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 7.5%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Florida, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemFruitland ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.83$14.595.2%
Beauty Salon $41.14$34.6818.6%
Toothpaste $3.11$2.4725.7%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $10.40$9.875.4%
Bowling $4.78$4.398.8%

Groceries

ItemFruitland ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.76$4.486.3%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.461.8%
Milk $2.76$2.3617.1%
Potatoes $3.61$3.0617.9%
Pizza $10.11$9.249.4%
Beer $8.51$8.631.4%

Health Care

ItemFruitland ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $65.50$99.7834.4%
Doctor $88.80$105.0315.5%
Dentist $88.80$88.700.1%
Ibuprofen $9.98$9.416.0%
Lipitor $314.74$298.505.4%

Housing

ItemFruitland ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $101,700.00$175,700.0042.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,021.34$1,081.035.5%
Apartment Rent $921.00$920.000.1%

Transportation

ItemFruitland ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$2.092.5%
Tire Balancing $47.37$45.294.6%

Utilities

ItemFruitland ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.86$170.804.7%
Phone $20.01$28.2629.2%
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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Okahumpka, FL4099-1%
Lisbon, FL10872-28%
Bushnell, FL3,02682-18%
Coleman, FL64885-15%
Astatula, FL1,73687-13%
Fruitland Park, FL4,27591-9%

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Fruitland Park, FL4,27591-9%
Source: The Fruitland Park, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.