Wesley Chapel 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.
IndexWesley ChapelFloridaNational
Cost of living index100100100
IndexWesley ChapelFloridaNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9197100
Housing index10395100
Transportation index102105100
Utilities index103102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Wesley Chapel, FL. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Wesley Chapel, FL being 100, that puts it equal to the average of Florida and equal to our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Wesley Chapel, FL, the price of goods and services are 5% lower than the average of Florida as well as 4% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Wesley Chapel is equal to the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Wesley Chapel is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wesley Chapel 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)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Wesley Chapel, 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 Wesley Chapel, FL homeowners have a median income of $75,165. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,754 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $65,237, which means there is a maximum of $1,522 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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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Wesley Chapel, FL is the Florida sales tax and Florida income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Florida sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Florida income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemWesley ChapelNational 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%


ItemWesley ChapelNational 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

ItemWesley ChapelNational 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%


ItemWesley ChapelNational avg.Difference
Home Price $155,600.00$175,700.0011.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $774.61$1,081.0328.3%
Apartment Rent $1,269.00$920.0037.9%


ItemWesley ChapelNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.090.3%
Tire Balancing $48.65$45.297.4%


ItemWesley ChapelNational 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.
Zephyrhills South, FL6,05981-19%
Moon Lake, FL4,80282-18%
Zephyrhills West, FL5,37883-17%
Dade City North, FL2,49184-16%
Zephyrhills North, FL2,17385-15%
Wesley Chapel, FL46,935100-0%

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Wesley Chapel, FL46,935100-0%
Source: The Wesley Chapel, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.