New Port Richey 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.
IndexNew Port RicheyFloridaNational
Cost of living index84100100
IndexNew Port RicheyFloridaNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9197100
Housing index5295100
Transportation index102105100
Utilities index103102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in New Port Richey, FL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Florida the cost of living index in New Port Richey, FL is 84, which is 16% lower than the average in Florida and compared to the national average it is 16% 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 New Port Richey, 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 New Port Richey is 16% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in New Port Richey is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in New Port Richey is 48% 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$34,974$2,915$816$1,049
Renters$26,049$2,171$608$782
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in New Port Richey, 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 New Port Richey, FL homeowners, is $34,974. This would allow for a maximum of $816 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $26,049 which would result in a maximum of $608 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in New Port Richey, 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

ItemNew Port RicheyNational 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

ItemNew Port RicheyNational 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

ItemNew Port RicheyNational 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

ItemNew Port RicheyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $65,500.00$175,700.0062.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $774.61$1,081.0328.3%
Apartment Rent $792.00$920.0013.9%

Transportation

ItemNew Port RicheyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.090.3%
Tire Balancing $48.65$45.297.4%

Utilities

ItemNew Port RicheyNational 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.
Moon Lake, FL4,80282-18%
Bayonet Point, FL24,41285-15%
Jasmine Estates, FL18,47085-15%
Holiday, FL21,04986-14%
Beacon Square, FL6,64586-14%
New Port Richey, FL15,06384-16%

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Katy, TX15,07194-6%
Pinehurst, NC15,05211515%
New Port Richey, FL15,06384-16%
Source: The New Port Richey, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.