Riviera Beach 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.
IndexRiviera BeachFloridaNational
Cost of living index97100100
IndexRiviera BeachFloridaNational
Goods & Services index99101100
Groceries index102105100
Health care index9997100
Housing index8595100
Transportation index118105100
Utilities index97102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Riviera Beach, FL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Florida the cost of living index in Riviera Beach, FL is 97, which is 3% lower than the average in Florida and compared to the national average it is 3% 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 Riviera Beach, FL goods and services come in at 2% lower than the average in Florida and are 1% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Riviera Beach is 3% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Riviera Beach is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Riviera Beach is 15% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Riviera Beach, FL to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Riviera Beach, FL, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Riviera Beach, FL salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Riviera Beach, 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 Riviera Beach, FL homeowners have a median income of $55,018. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,284 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $28,563, which means there is a maximum of $666 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Florida Sales Tax

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Florida Income Tax

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For those who live in Riviera Beach, 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

ItemRiviera BeachNational 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%


ItemRiviera BeachNational 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

ItemRiviera BeachNational 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%


ItemRiviera BeachNational avg.Difference
Home Price $128,900.00$175,700.0026.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,564.37$1,081.0344.7%
Apartment Rent $1,038.00$920.0012.8%


ItemRiviera BeachNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.0912.6%
Tire Balancing $59.59$45.2931.6%


ItemRiviera BeachNational 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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Riviera Beach, FL33,12397-3%

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