Northdale 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.
IndexNorthdaleFloridaNational
Cost of living index10199100
IndexNorthdaleFloridaNational
Goods & Services index9299100
Groceries index98102100
Health care index9697100
Housing index10795100
Transportation index100100100
Utilities index114103100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Northdale, FL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Northdale, FL enjoy a cost of living index of 101. This index is 2% higher than the Florida average, and 1% higher 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 Northdale, FL, the average cost of goods and services is 7% lower than it is in Florida, and it is 8% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Northdale is 2% higher than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Northdale is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Northdale is 7% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$81,002$6,750$1,890$2,430
Renters$46,985$3,915$1,096$1,410
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Northdale, 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 Northdale, FL homeowners, is $81,002. This would allow for a maximum of $1,890 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $46,985 which would result in a maximum of $1,096 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%
The Florida sales tax and Florida income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Northdale, 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

ItemNorthdaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.63$15.5612.4%
Beauty Salon $34.41$36.114.7%
Toothpaste $2.30$2.477.1%
Shampoo $0.89$0.967.8%
Movie $10.04$10.130.9%
Bowling $5.29$4.7411.6%

Groceries

ItemNorthdaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.13$3.983.6%
Fried Chicken $1.38$1.411.9%
Milk $2.39$2.0616.0%
Potatoes $3.27$2.989.7%
Pizza $8.61$9.479.1%
Beer $9.36$8.796.4%

Health Care

ItemNorthdaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.69$101.041.3%
Doctor $94.39$107.4412.1%
Dentist $87.08$90.423.7%
Ibuprofen $9.49$9.282.2%
Lipitor $425.69$426.500.2%

Housing

ItemNorthdaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $179,000.00$175,700.001.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $759.70$1,133.2333.0%
Apartment Rent $1,104.00$920.0020.0%

Transportation

ItemNorthdaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$1.991.4%
Tire Balancing $46.52$45.761.7%

Utilities

ItemNorthdaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.82$163.814.9%
Phone $39.95$28.3940.7%
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%
New Port Richey, FL15,06384-16%
Jasmine Estates, FL18,47085-15%
Holiday, FL21,04985-15%
Beacon Square, FL6,64585-15%
Northdale, FL22,5871011%

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Brandon, MS22,61692-8%
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Lisle, IL22,62611818%
Northdale, FL22,5871011%
Source: The Northdale, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.