Ridge Wood Heights 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.
IndexRidge Wood HeightsFloridaNational
Cost of living index99100100
IndexRidge Wood HeightsFloridaNational
Goods & Services index104101100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index10897100
Housing index8895100
Transportation index103105100
Utilities index103102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Ridge Wood Heights, FL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Florida the cost of living index in Ridge Wood Heights, FL is 99, which is 1% lower than the average in Florida and compared to the national average it is 1% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Ridge Wood Heights, FL goods and services come in at 4% higher than the average in Florida and are 4% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Ridge Wood Heights is 1% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Ridge Wood Heights is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ridge Wood Heights is 12% 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$52,478$4,373$1,224$1,574
Renters$40,694$3,391$949$1,221
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Ridge Wood Heights, 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 Ridge Wood Heights, FL homeowners have a median income of $52,478. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,224 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $40,694, which means there is a maximum of $949 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%
For those who live in Ridge Wood Heights, FL and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Florida income tax rate and the Florida sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Florida, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 7.5%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Florida, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemRidge Wood HeightsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $38.25$34.6810.3%
Toothpaste $2.94$2.4718.9%
Shampoo $1.11$1.028.6%
Movie $9.54$9.873.3%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemRidge Wood HeightsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.63$1.4611.3%
Milk $2.73$2.3615.8%
Potatoes $3.18$3.063.9%
Pizza $8.37$9.249.4%
Beer $9.75$8.6312.9%

Health Care

ItemRidge Wood HeightsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.33$99.7819.6%
Doctor $137.25$105.0330.7%
Dentist $79.20$88.7010.7%
Ibuprofen $10.09$9.417.2%
Lipitor $328.16$298.509.9%

Housing

ItemRidge Wood HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $142,900.00$175,700.0018.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,157.56$1,081.037.1%
Apartment Rent $938.00$920.002.0%

Transportation

ItemRidge Wood HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $44.50$45.291.7%

Utilities

ItemRidge Wood HeightsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.97$170.806.9%
Phone $32.85$28.2616.3%
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.
South Bradenton, FL22,81488-12%
West Samoset, FL6,59789-11%
Bayshore Gardens, FL17,89990-10%
Samoset, FL3,59091-9%
North Sarasota, FL7,54891-9%
Ridge Wood Heights, FL4,95399-1%

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