Westgate 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.
Cost of living index90100100
Goods & Services index99101100
Groceries index102105100
Health care index9997100
Housing index6495100
Transportation index118105100
Utilities index97102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Westgate, FL is displayed above. In Westgate, FL, the overall cost of living index is 90, which is 10% lower than the Florida average and 10% lower 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 Westgate, FL, the city's goods and services are 2% lower than the Florida average and 1% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Westgate is 10% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Westgate is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Westgate is 36% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Westgate, FL to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Westgate, FL, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Westgate, FL salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Westgate, 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 Westgate, FL homeowners have a median income of $46,824. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,092 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $26,040, which means there is a maximum of $608 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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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Westgate, FL, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Florida, as well as the rate for income tax in Florida. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Florida is 7.5%, and the sales tax in the state of Florida is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Florida starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.83$14.5912.1%
Beauty Salon $49.75$34.6843.5%
Toothpaste $2.91$2.4717.7%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $12.41$9.8725.8%
Bowling $4.53$4.393.1%


ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.12$4.4814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.82$2.3619.7%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.02$8.637.1%

Health Care

ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.80$99.784.0%
Doctor $87.00$105.0317.2%
Dentist $87.40$88.701.5%
Ibuprofen $11.59$9.4123.1%
Lipitor $332.58$298.5011.4%


ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,700.00$175,700.0052.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,564.37$1,081.0344.7%
Apartment Rent $947.00$920.002.9%


ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.0912.6%
Tire Balancing $59.59$45.2931.6%


ItemWestgateNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$166.37$170.802.6%
Phone $27.52$28.262.6%
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.
Schall Circle, FL1,12988-12%
Plantation Mobile Home Park, FL1,03188-12%
San Castle, FL4,51388-12%
Gun Club Estates, FL93690-10%
Seminole Manor, FL2,46490-10%
Westgate, FL8,48690-10%

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August, CA8,47995-5%
Monroe, NY8,49313434%
Westgate, FL8,48690-10%
Source: The Westgate, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.