Hudson 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.
IndexHudsonFloridaNational
Cost of living index92100100
IndexHudsonFloridaNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9197100
Housing index7995100
Transportation index102105100
Utilities index103102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Hudson, FL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Florida the cost of living index in Hudson, FL is 92, which is 8% lower than the average in Florida and compared to the national average it is 8% 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 Hudson, FL goods and services come in at 5% lower than the average in Florida and are 4% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hudson is 8% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Hudson is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hudson is 21% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Hudson, FL to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Hudson, FL, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Hudson, FL salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$38,536$3,211$899$1,156
Renters$25,288$2,107$590$759
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Hudson, 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 Hudson, FL homeowners, is $38,536. This would allow for a maximum of $899 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $25,288 which would result in a maximum of $590 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 Hudson, 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

ItemHudsonNational 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

ItemHudsonNational 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

ItemHudsonNational 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

ItemHudsonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $119,500.00$175,700.0032.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $774.61$1,081.0328.3%
Apartment Rent $950.00$920.003.3%

Transportation

ItemHudsonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.090.3%
Tire Balancing $48.65$45.297.4%

Utilities

ItemHudsonNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pine Island, FL361044%
Weeki Wachee, FL198-2%
Bayport, FL35298-2%
Wiscon, FL57481-19%
Moon Lake, FL4,80282-18%
Hudson, FL11,73092-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Seven Hills, OH11,7351033%
Douglas, GA11,73882-18%
Festus, MO11,74092-8%
Rogers, MN11,74711717%
Scotts Valley, CA11,71117474%
Hudson, FL11,73092-8%
Source: The Hudson, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.