North Fort Myers 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.
IndexNorth Fort MyersFloridaNational
Cost of living index88100100
IndexNorth Fort MyersFloridaNational
Goods & Services index104101100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index10897100
Housing index5095100
Transportation index103105100
Utilities index103102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the North Fort Myers, FL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in North Fort Myers, FL is 88, which is 12% lower than the Florida average and 12% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in North Fort Myers, FL are 4% higher than the Florida average and 4% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in North Fort Myers is 12% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in North Fort Myers is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Fort Myers is 50% 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$41,082$3,424$959$1,233
Renters$26,711$2,226$623$801
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in North Fort Myers, 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 North Fort Myers, FL homeowners have a median income of $41,082. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $959 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $26,711, which means there is a maximum of $623 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%
For those who live in North Fort Myers, FL and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Florida income tax rate and the Florida sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Florida, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 7.5%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Florida, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemNorth Fort MyersNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $38.25$34.6810.3%
Toothpaste $2.94$2.4718.9%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $9.54$9.873.3%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemNorth Fort MyersNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.63$1.4611.3%
Milk $2.73$2.3615.8%
Potatoes $3.18$3.063.9%
Pizza $8.37$9.249.4%
Beer $9.75$8.6312.9%

Health Care

ItemNorth Fort MyersNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.33$99.7819.6%
Doctor $137.25$105.0330.7%
Dentist $79.20$88.7010.7%
Ibuprofen $10.09$9.417.2%
Lipitor $328.16$298.509.9%

Housing

ItemNorth Fort MyersNational avg.Difference
Home Price $67,300.00$175,700.0061.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,157.56$1,081.037.1%
Apartment Rent $725.00$920.0021.2%

Transportation

ItemNorth Fort MyersNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $44.50$45.291.7%

Utilities

ItemNorth Fort MyersNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.97$170.806.9%
Phone $32.85$28.2616.3%
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.
Palmona Park, FL1,26783-17%
Suncoast Estates, FL4,62985-15%
Pine Manor, FL4,36386-14%
Tice, FL4,24586-14%
Fort Myers Shores, FL5,42090-10%
North Fort Myers, FL39,14388-12%

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