Green Cove Springs 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.
IndexGreen Cove SpringsFloridaNational
Cost of living index97100100
IndexGreen Cove SpringsFloridaNational
Goods & Services index104101100
Groceries index102105100
Health care index9097100
Housing index8395100
Transportation index104105100
Utilities index106102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Green Cove Springs, FL is displayed above. In Green Cove Springs, FL, the overall cost of living index is 97, which is 3% lower than the Florida average and 3% 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 Green Cove Springs, FL, the city's goods and services are 3% higher than the Florida average and 4% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Green Cove Springs is 3% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Green Cove Springs is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Green Cove Springs is 17% 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$55,625$4,635$1,298$1,669
Renters$29,340$2,445$685$880
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Green Cove Springs, 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 Green Cove Springs, FL homeowners, is $55,625. This would allow for a maximum of $1,298 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $29,340 which would result in a maximum of $685 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Green Cove Springs, 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

ItemGreen Cove SpringsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.80$14.595.4%
Beauty Salon $55.40$34.6859.7%
Toothpaste $2.94$2.4718.9%
Shampoo $0.95$1.027.0%
Movie $10.86$9.8710.1%
Bowling $4.89$4.3911.3%

Groceries

ItemGreen Cove SpringsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.60$4.482.8%
Fried Chicken $1.58$1.467.9%
Milk $2.66$2.3612.9%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.81$8.632.1%

Health Care

ItemGreen Cove SpringsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.80$99.7819.0%
Doctor $73.00$105.0330.5%
Dentist $88.60$88.700.1%
Ibuprofen $9.15$9.412.8%
Lipitor $289.99$298.502.9%

Housing

ItemGreen Cove SpringsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $142,800.00$175,700.0018.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $878.25$1,081.0318.8%
Apartment Rent $811.00$920.0011.8%

Transportation

ItemGreen Cove SpringsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.6%
Tire Balancing $50.33$45.2911.1%

Utilities

ItemGreen Cove SpringsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$169.75$170.800.6%
Phone $32.76$28.2615.9%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Penney Farms, FL64788-12%
Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, FL13,57895-5%
Middleburg, FL13,04295-5%
Orange Park, FL8,47299-1%
Lakeside, FL31,522100-0%
Green Cove Springs, FL6,98497-3%

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Sturtevant, WI6,98197-3%
Valley Park, MO6,98099-1%
Green Cove Springs, FL6,98497-3%
Source: The Green Cove Springs, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.