Upper Grand Lagoon 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.
IndexUpper Grand LagoonFloridaNational
Cost of living index9899100
IndexUpper Grand LagoonFloridaNational
Goods & Services index9099100
Groceries index98102100
Health care index8497100
Housing index11695100
Transportation index90100100
Utilities index89103100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Upper Grand Lagoon, FL cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Upper Grand Lagoon, FL is 98, which is equal to the Florida average and 2% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Upper Grand Lagoon, FL are 10% lower than the Florida average and 10% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Upper Grand Lagoon is equal to the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Upper Grand Lagoon is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Upper Grand Lagoon is 16% 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$64,538$5,378$1,506$1,936
Renters$37,327$3,111$871$1,120
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Upper Grand Lagoon, FL, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Upper Grand Lagoon, FL, the median monthly income is $64,538 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,506 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $37,327, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $871 on monthly rental expenses.

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 Upper Grand Lagoon, 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

ItemUpper Grand LagoonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.37$15.5620.5%
Beauty Salon $19.65$36.1145.6%
Toothpaste $2.30$2.476.9%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9610.9%
Movie $10.29$10.131.6%
Bowling $3.53$4.7425.4%

Groceries

ItemUpper Grand LagoonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.06$3.981.9%
Fried Chicken $1.26$1.4110.4%
Milk $2.21$2.067.1%
Potatoes $3.01$2.981.0%
Pizza $10.13$9.476.9%
Beer $8.33$8.795.3%

Health Care

ItemUpper Grand LagoonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.58$101.0427.2%
Doctor $78.82$107.4426.6%
Dentist $68.54$90.4224.2%
Ibuprofen $10.14$9.289.3%
Lipitor $447.61$426.505.0%

Housing

ItemUpper Grand LagoonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $206,100.00$175,700.0017.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $904.45$1,133.2320.2%
Apartment Rent $1,048.00$920.0013.9%

Transportation

ItemUpper Grand LagoonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$1.998.7%
Tire Balancing $40.06$45.7612.5%

Utilities

ItemUpper Grand LagoonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.80$163.8111.0%
Phone $25.60$28.399.8%
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.
Cedar Grove, FL3,25782-18%
Springfield, FL9,09584-16%
Parker, FL4,41985-15%
Panama City, FL36,40588-12%
Callaway, FL14,61789-11%
Upper Grand Lagoon, FL14,91798-2%

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Source: The Upper Grand Lagoon, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.