South Bradenton 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.
IndexSouth BradentonFloridaNational
Cost of living index9299100
IndexSouth BradentonFloridaNational
Goods & Services index11499100
Groceries index120105100
Health care index11798100
Housing index4996100
Transportation index92100100
Utilities index106103100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the South Bradenton, FL cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Florida and cities across the country, the cost of living index in South Bradenton, FL is 92, which is 7% lower than the Florida average and 8% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in South Bradenton, FL are 15% higher than the average for Florida and 14% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in South Bradenton is 7% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in South Bradenton is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Bradenton is 51% 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)
The affordability of the housing market in South Bradenton, FL as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among South Bradenton, FL homeowners, the median income is $33,033. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $771 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $29,819. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $696 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Florida Sales Tax

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Florida Income Tax

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For those who live in South Bradenton, 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

ItemSouth BradentonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.11$16.0912.3%
Beauty Salon $34.84$37.336.7%
Toothpaste $4.10$2.4567.3%
Shampoo $0.96$1.004.4%
Movie $8.73$10.2815.1%
Bowling $3.21$4.9334.9%


ItemSouth BradentonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.07$3.8033.4%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4022.9%
Milk $2.93$2.0145.7%
Potatoes $3.80$3.0126.2%
Pizza $8.55$9.8913.5%
Beer $8.91$8.900.2%

Health Care

ItemSouth BradentonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.72$102.1612.3%
Doctor $154.87$108.3642.9%
Dentist $94.94$92.532.6%
Ibuprofen $11.31$9.2821.9%
Lipitor $443.12$425.824.1%


ItemSouth BradentonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $58,700.00$184,700.0068.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,242.95$1,202.443.4%
Apartment Rent $836.00$949.0011.9%


ItemSouth BradentonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.241.8%
Tire Balancing $32.86$46.2929.0%


ItemSouth BradentonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.91$165.967.3%
Phone $34.98$28.6821.9%
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.
West Samoset, FL6,83693-7%
Bayshore Gardens, FL19,40994-6%
Samoset, FL4,24396-4%
North Sarasota, FL8,41296-4%
Whitfield CDP (Santa Rosa County), FL20397-3%
South Bradenton, FL24,42892-8%

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Norfolk, NE24,39885-15%
Walker, MI24,45891-9%
South Bradenton, FL24,42892-8%
Source: The South Bradenton, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.