Lake Helen 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.
IndexLake HelenFloridaNational
Cost of living index91100100
IndexLake HelenFloridaNational
Goods & Services index103101100
Groceries index105105100
Health care index9597100
Housing index6395100
Transportation index102105100
Utilities index105102100

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  • The cost of living in Lake Helen is 9% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Lake Helen is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lake Helen is 37% 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$47,692$3,974$1,113$1,431
Renters$33,611$2,801$784$1,008

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemLake HelenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.60$14.5927.4%
Beauty Salon $36.40$34.685.0%
Toothpaste $2.84$2.4714.8%
Shampoo $1.01$1.021.2%
Movie $10.19$9.873.3%
Bowling $4.15$4.395.5%

Groceries

ItemLake HelenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.37$4.4820.0%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.461.6%
Milk $2.65$2.3612.4%
Potatoes $3.60$3.0617.6%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.90$8.633.1%

Health Care

ItemLake HelenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $68.40$99.7831.4%
Doctor $112.00$105.036.6%
Dentist $76.33$88.7013.9%
Ibuprofen $9.11$9.413.2%
Lipitor $305.59$298.502.4%

Housing

ItemLake HelenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $93,100.00$175,700.0047.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $820.03$1,081.0324.1%
Apartment Rent $782.00$920.0015.0%

Transportation

ItemLake HelenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.095.3%
Tire Balancing $42.65$45.295.8%

Utilities

ItemLake HelenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$154.99$170.809.3%
Phone $35.01$28.2623.9%
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.
Lake Mack-Forest Hills, FL72784-16%
Pine Lakes, FL55285-15%
Orange City, FL10,96890-10%
DeLand Southwest, FL98892-8%
West DeLand, FL3,82092-8%
Lake Helen, FL2,63291-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mohawk, NY2,63293-7%
Petersburg, WV2,63289-11%
Caryville, TN2,63281-19%
Virginia Gardens, FL2,63211111%
Center Point, IA2,63292-8%
Lake Helen, FL2,63291-9%
Source: The Lake Helen, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.