Holden Heights 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.
IndexHolden HeightsFloridaNational
Cost of living index98100100
IndexHolden HeightsFloridaNational
Goods & Services index98101100
Groceries index107105100
Health care index9697100
Housing index9695100
Transportation index103105100
Utilities index91102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Holden Heights, FL. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Holden Heights, FL being 98, that puts it 2% lower than the average of Florida and 2% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Holden Heights, FL, the price of goods and services are 3% lower than the average of Florida as well as 2% lower than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Holden Heights is 2% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Holden Heights is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Holden Heights is 4% 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

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Holden Heights, 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 Holden Heights, FL homeowners, is $65,813. This would allow for a maximum of $1,536 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $23,354 which would result in a maximum of $545 to be spent on rental costs.

Florida Sales Tax

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Florida Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Holden Heights, 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

ItemHolden HeightsNational 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%


ItemHolden HeightsNational 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

ItemHolden HeightsNational 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%


ItemHolden HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $156,900.00$175,700.0010.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,021.34$1,081.035.5%
Apartment Rent $1,032.00$920.0012.2%


ItemHolden HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$2.092.5%
Tire Balancing $47.37$45.294.6%


ItemHolden HeightsNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lake Buena Vista, FL980-20%
Bay Lake, FL1481-19%
Paradise Heights, FL55085-15%
Clarcona, FL2,92686-14%
Eatonville, FL2,25886-14%
Holden Heights, FL4,10798-2%

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Holden Heights, FL4,10798-2%
Source: The Holden Heights, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.