Ojus 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.
IndexOjusFloridaNational
Cost of living index104100100
IndexOjusFloridaNational
Goods & Services index106101100
Groceries index107105100
Health care index10497100
Housing index9895100
Transportation index117105100
Utilities index97102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Ojus, FL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Ojus, FL is 104, which is 4% higher than the Florida average and 4% higher 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 Ojus, FL are 6% higher than the Florida average and 6% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Ojus is 4% higher than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Ojus is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ojus is 2% 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$57,212$4,768$1,335$1,717
Renters$32,646$2,721$762$979
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Ojus, FL, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Ojus, FL has a median income of about $57,212 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,335 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $32,646. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $762 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Ojus, FL is the Florida sales tax and Florida income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Florida sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Florida income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemOjusNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.60$14.596.9%
Beauty Salon $45.00$34.6829.8%
Toothpaste $2.70$2.479.2%
Shampoo $1.07$1.024.7%
Movie $10.81$9.879.5%
Bowling $8.26$4.3988.1%

Groceries

ItemOjusNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.13$4.4814.6%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.467.2%
Milk $2.71$2.3615.0%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0610.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.43$8.632.3%

Health Care

ItemOjusNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.50$99.7819.3%
Doctor $97.86$105.036.8%
Dentist $97.00$88.709.4%
Ibuprofen $10.49$9.4111.5%
Lipitor $332.58$298.5011.4%

Housing

ItemOjusNational avg.Difference
Home Price $158,500.00$175,700.009.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,310.50$1,081.0321.2%
Apartment Rent $1,060.00$920.0015.2%

Transportation

ItemOjusNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.32$2.0911.1%
Tire Balancing $59.59$45.2931.6%

Utilities

ItemOjusNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fisher Island, FL2401066%
Medley, FL94090-10%
Pembroke Park, FL6,22089-11%
Franklin Park, FL1,00090-10%
Brownsville, FL14,83593-7%
Ojus, FL18,7611044%

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Ojus, FL18,7611044%
Source: The Ojus, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.