Lake Worth 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 WorthFloridaNational
Cost of living index9699100
IndexLake WorthFloridaNational
Goods & Services index10299100
Groceries index101102100
Health care index9697100
Housing index8495100
Transportation index107100100
Utilities index99103100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Lake Worth, FL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Lake Worth, FL enjoy a cost of living index of 96. This index is 2% lower than the Florida average, and 4% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Lake Worth, FL, the average cost of goods and services is 3% higher than it is in Florida, and it is 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lake Worth is 2% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Lake Worth is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lake Worth is 16% 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$53,049$4,421$1,238$1,592
Renters$28,326$2,361$661$850
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Lake Worth, FL, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Lake Worth, FL has a median income of about $53,049 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,238 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $28,326. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $661 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%
The Florida sales tax and Florida income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Lake Worth, FL. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Florida sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 7.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Florida income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemLake WorthNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.72$15.567.4%
Beauty Salon $55.45$36.1153.6%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.1%
Shampoo $0.95$0.961.6%
Movie $11.23$10.1310.9%
Bowling $5.69$4.7420.2%

Groceries

ItemLake WorthNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$3.9822.8%
Fried Chicken $1.23$1.4112.8%
Milk $2.48$2.0620.2%
Potatoes $3.09$2.983.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $10.16$8.7915.5%

Health Care

ItemLake WorthNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.07$101.0412.8%
Doctor $83.34$107.4422.4%
Dentist $94.55$90.424.6%
Ibuprofen $11.13$9.2820.0%
Lipitor $408.84$426.504.1%

Housing

ItemLake WorthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $131,600.00$175,700.0025.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,629.35$1,133.2343.8%
Apartment Rent $953.00$920.003.6%

Transportation

ItemLake WorthNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$1.992.4%
Tire Balancing $54.00$45.7618.0%

Utilities

ItemLake WorthNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.73$163.816.8%
Phone $30.33$28.396.9%
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.
Schall Circle, FL1,12988-12%
Plantation Mobile Home Park, FL1,03188-12%
San Castle, FL4,51388-12%
Gun Club Estates, FL93690-10%
Seminole Manor, FL2,46490-10%
Lake Worth, FL35,90396-4%

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Goldsboro, NC35,90893-7%
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Franklin, WI35,9201077%
Richfield, MN35,8771044%
Plant City, FL35,86692-8%
Lake Worth, FL35,90396-4%
Source: The Lake Worth, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.