Satellite 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.
IndexSatellite BeachFloridaNational
Cost of living index112100100
IndexSatellite BeachFloridaNational
Goods & Services index102101100
Groceries index113105100
Health care index9697100
Housing index12595100
Transportation index99105100
Utilities index124102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Satellite Beach, FL is displayed above. In Satellite Beach, FL, the overall cost of living index is 112, which is 12% higher than the Florida average and 12% 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 Satellite Beach, 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 Satellite Beach is 12% higher than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Satellite Beach is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Satellite Beach is 25% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Satellite Beach, FL by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Satellite Beach, FL have a median income of $71,486. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,668 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $56,402, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,316.

Florida Sales Tax

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Florida Income Tax

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For those who live in Satellite 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

ItemSatellite BeachNational 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%


ItemSatellite BeachNational 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

ItemSatellite BeachNational 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%


ItemSatellite BeachNational avg.Difference
Home Price $216,400.00$175,700.0023.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $973.83$1,081.039.9%
Apartment Rent $1,178.00$920.0028.0%


ItemSatellite BeachNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.15$2.092.9%
Tire Balancing $39.98$45.2911.7%


ItemSatellite BeachNational 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.
Cocoa West, FL4,80285-15%
Cocoa, FL17,26187-13%
Palm Bay, FL104,34296-4%
Melbourne, FL77,21696-4%
June Park, FL4,05998-2%
Satellite Beach, FL10,26211212%

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River Grove, IL10,2681066%
Warr Acres, OK10,26883-17%
Satellite Beach, FL10,26211212%
Source: The Satellite 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.