Pembroke Pines 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.
IndexPembroke PinesFloridaNational
Cost of living index109100100
IndexPembroke PinesFloridaNational
Goods & Services index99101100
Groceries index102105100
Health care index9997100
Housing index12795100
Transportation index118105100
Utilities index97102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Pembroke Pines, FL is displayed above. In Pembroke Pines, FL, the overall cost of living index is 109, which is 9% higher than the Florida average and 9% higher 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 Pembroke Pines, FL, the city's goods and services are 2% lower than the Florida average and 1% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Pembroke Pines is 9% higher than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Pembroke Pines is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pembroke Pines is 27% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Pembroke Pines, FL to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Pembroke Pines, FL, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Pembroke Pines, FL salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$70,238$5,853$1,639$2,107
Renters$43,496$3,625$1,015$1,305
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Pembroke Pines, 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 Pembroke Pines, FL homeowners have a median income of $70,238. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,639 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $43,496, which means there is a maximum of $1,015 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Pembroke Pines, 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

ItemPembroke PinesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.83$14.5912.1%
Beauty Salon $49.75$34.6843.5%
Toothpaste $2.91$2.4717.7%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $12.41$9.8725.8%
Bowling $4.53$4.393.1%

Groceries

ItemPembroke PinesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.12$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.82$2.3619.7%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.02$8.637.1%

Health Care

ItemPembroke PinesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.80$99.784.0%
Doctor $87.00$105.0317.2%
Dentist $87.40$88.701.5%
Ibuprofen $11.59$9.4123.1%
Lipitor $332.58$298.5011.4%

Housing

ItemPembroke PinesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $202,800.00$175,700.0015.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,564.37$1,081.0344.7%
Apartment Rent $1,411.00$920.0053.4%

Transportation

ItemPembroke PinesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.0912.6%
Tire Balancing $59.59$45.2931.6%

Utilities

ItemPembroke PinesNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Medley, FL94090-10%
Pembroke Park, FL6,22089-11%
Franklin Park, FL1,00090-10%
Brownsville, FL14,83593-7%
Opa-locka, FL15,86794-6%
Pembroke Pines, FL159,9201099%

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Eugene, OR158,13111717%
Pembroke Pines, FL159,9201099%
Source: The Pembroke Pines, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.