North Lauderdale 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 LauderdaleFloridaNational
Cost of living index9599100
IndexNorth LauderdaleFloridaNational
Goods & Services index10299100
Groceries index101102100
Health care index9697100
Housing index8095100
Transportation index107100100
Utilities index99103100
A general overview of the cost of living index for North Lauderdale, FL is displayed above. In North Lauderdale, FL, the overall cost of living index is 95, which is 4% lower than the Florida average and 5% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of North Lauderdale, FL, the city's goods and services are 3% higher than the Florida average and 2% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in North Lauderdale is 4% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in North Lauderdale is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Lauderdale is 20% 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$51,441$4,287$1,200$1,543
Renters$36,466$3,039$851$1,094
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in North Lauderdale, FL, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In North Lauderdale, FL, the median monthly income is $51,441 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,200 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $36,466, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $851 on monthly rental expenses.

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 North Lauderdale, 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

ItemNorth LauderdaleNational 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

ItemNorth LauderdaleNational 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

ItemNorth LauderdaleNational 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

ItemNorth LauderdaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $102,500.00$175,700.0041.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,629.35$1,133.2343.8%
Apartment Rent $1,198.00$920.0030.2%

Transportation

ItemNorth LauderdaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$1.992.4%
Tire Balancing $54.00$45.7618.0%

Utilities

ItemNorth LauderdaleNational 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.
Franklin Park, FL1,00090-10%
Lauderdale Lakes, FL33,71091-9%
Lauderhill, FL69,08293-7%
Watergate, FL3,14293-7%
Washington Park, FL1,51494-6%
North Lauderdale, FL42,35495-5%

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Source: The North Lauderdale, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.