Port St. Lucie 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.
IndexPort St. LucieFloridaNational
Cost of living index102100100
IndexPort St. LucieFloridaNational
Goods & Services index102101100
Groceries index113105100
Health care index9697100
Housing index9195100
Transportation index99105100
Utilities index124102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Port St. Lucie, FL is displayed above. In Port St. Lucie, FL, the overall cost of living index is 102, which is 2% higher than the Florida average and 2% 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 Port St. Lucie, FL, the city's goods and services are 1% higher than the Florida average and 2% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Port St. Lucie is 2% higher than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Port St. Lucie is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Port St. Lucie is 9% 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$53,398$4,450$1,246$1,602
Renters$37,100$3,092$866$1,113
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Port St. Lucie, 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 Port St. Lucie, FL, the median monthly income is $53,398 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,246 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $37,100, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $866 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%
The Florida sales tax and Florida income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Port St. Lucie, 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

ItemPort St. LucieNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.67$14.590.5%
Beauty Salon $42.67$34.6823.0%
Toothpaste $3.00$2.4721.3%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $9.13$9.877.5%
Bowling $4.75$4.398.2%

Groceries

ItemPort St. LucieNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.64$1.4612.0%
Milk $2.83$2.3620.1%
Potatoes $3.94$3.0628.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemPort St. LucieNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $105.00$99.785.2%
Doctor $77.53$105.0326.2%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $11.24$9.4119.4%
Lipitor $280.37$298.506.1%

Housing

ItemPort St. LucieNational avg.Difference
Home Price $131,700.00$175,700.0025.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $973.83$1,081.039.9%
Apartment Rent $1,173.00$920.0027.5%

Transportation

ItemPort St. LucieNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.15$2.092.9%
Tire Balancing $39.98$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemPort St. LucieNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$209.21$170.8022.5%
Phone $35.75$28.2626.5%
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.
Ocean Breeze Park, FL25884-16%
Fort Pierce North, FL6,90189-11%
Fort Pierce South, FL4,88790-10%
River Park, FL5,35291-9%
Fort Pierce, FL42,74492-8%
Port St. Lucie, FL169,2601022%

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