South Pasadena 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 PasadenaFloridaNational
Cost of living index100100100
IndexSouth PasadenaFloridaNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9197100
Housing index10395100
Transportation index102105100
Utilities index103102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in South Pasadena, FL is shown above. Compared to the state average of Florida the cost of living index in South Pasadena, FL is 100, which is equal to the average in Florida and compared to the national average it is equal to. 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 South Pasadena, FL goods and services come in at 5% lower than the average in Florida and are 4% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in South Pasadena is equal to the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in South Pasadena is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Pasadena is 3% 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)
Owners$50,306$4,192$1,174$1,509
Renters$27,339$2,278$638$820
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in South Pasadena, 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 South Pasadena, FL have a median income of $50,306. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,174 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $27,339, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $638.

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%
When you are determining the total cost of living in South Pasadena, FL you will want to make sure you consider both the Florida sales tax and the Florida income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Florida is 6%, with the highest surtax being 7.5%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Florida have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemSouth PasadenaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.10$14.593.4%
Beauty Salon $32.10$34.687.4%
Toothpaste $2.28$2.477.8%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $9.61$9.872.6%
Bowling $5.22$4.3918.9%

Groceries

ItemSouth PasadenaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.61$4.483.0%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.463.1%
Milk $2.70$2.3614.6%
Potatoes $3.47$3.0613.3%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.67$8.630.4%

Health Care

ItemSouth PasadenaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.30$99.788.5%
Doctor $85.80$105.0318.3%
Dentist $75.44$88.7015.0%
Ibuprofen $9.44$9.410.3%
Lipitor $324.53$298.508.7%

Housing

ItemSouth PasadenaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $166,900.00$175,700.005.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $774.61$1,081.0328.3%
Apartment Rent $1,125.00$920.0022.3%

Transportation

ItemSouth PasadenaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.090.3%
Tire Balancing $48.65$45.297.4%

Utilities

ItemSouth PasadenaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.88$170.805.8%
Phone $32.47$28.2614.9%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lealman, FL20,74085-15%
West Lealman, FL15,25786-14%
South Highpoint, FL4,94288-12%
Largo, FL78,39188-12%
Kenneth City, FL4,98689-11%
South Pasadena, FL4,993100-0%

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