Miramar 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.
Cost of living index109100100
Goods & Services index99101100
Groceries index102105100
Health care index9997100
Housing index12595100
Transportation index118105100
Utilities index97102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Miramar, FL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Florida the cost of living index in Miramar, FL is 109, which is 9% higher than the average in Florida and compared to the national average it is 9% higher 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 Miramar, FL goods and services come in at 2% lower than the average in Florida and are 1% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Miramar is 9% higher than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Miramar is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Miramar is 25% higher 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 Miramar, 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 Miramar, FL, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Miramar, 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

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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Miramar, FL, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Miramar, FL homeowners have a median income of $72,517. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,692 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $45,370, which means there is a maximum of $1,059 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Florida Sales Tax

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Florida Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Miramar, FL you will want to make sure you consider both the Florida sales tax and the Florida income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Florida is 6%, with the highest surtax being 7.5%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Florida have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemMiramarNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.83$14.5912.1%
Beauty Salon $49.75$34.6843.5%
Toothpaste $2.91$2.4717.7%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $12.41$9.8725.8%
Bowling $4.53$4.393.1%


ItemMiramarNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.12$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.82$2.3619.7%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.02$8.637.1%

Health Care

ItemMiramarNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.80$99.784.0%
Doctor $87.00$105.0317.2%
Dentist $87.40$88.701.5%
Ibuprofen $11.59$9.4123.1%
Lipitor $332.58$298.5011.4%


ItemMiramarNational avg.Difference
Home Price $194,000.00$175,700.0010.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,564.37$1,081.0344.7%
Apartment Rent $1,448.00$920.0057.4%


ItemMiramarNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.0912.6%
Tire Balancing $59.59$45.2931.6%


ItemMiramarNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$166.37$170.802.6%
Phone $27.52$28.262.6%
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.
Medley, FL94090-10%
Pembroke Park, FL6,22089-11%
Franklin Park, FL1,00090-10%
Brownsville, FL14,83593-7%
Opa-locka, FL15,86794-6%
Miramar, FL128,4141099%

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Miramar, FL128,4141099%
Source: The Miramar, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.