Jacksonville 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.
IndexJacksonvilleFloridaNational
Cost of living index100101100
IndexJacksonvilleFloridaNational
Goods & Services index104101100
Groceries index102105100
Health care index9097100
Housing index9299100
Transportation index104105100
Utilities index106102100

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  • The cost of living in Jacksonville is 2% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Jacksonville is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Jacksonville is 8% 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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Compare Jacksonville, FL Cost of living To Other Cities

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemJacksonvilleNational 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

ItemJacksonvilleNational 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

ItemJacksonvilleNational 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

ItemJacksonvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $157,200.00$181,400.0013.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $878.25$1,081.0318.8%
Apartment Rent $920.00$889.003.5%

Transportation

ItemJacksonvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.6%
Tire Balancing $50.33$45.2911.1%

Utilities

ItemJacksonvilleNational 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.
Nassau Village-Ratliff, FL5,59495-5%
Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, FL13,31396-4%
Orange Park, FL8,5271000%
Lakeside, FL32,7011022%
Oakleaf Plantation, FL20,9661077%
Jacksonville, FL823,652100-0%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Indianapolis, IN822,00688-12%
San Francisco, CA807,75518484%
Austin, TX799,9391044%
Columbus, OH790,16889-11%
Fort Worth, TX743,86595-5%
Jacksonville, FL823,652100-0%
Source: The Jacksonville, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.