Altoona 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.
IndexAltoonaFloridaNational
Cost of living index9899100
IndexAltoonaFloridaNational
Goods & Services index9599100
Groceries index102105100
Health care index8898100
Housing indexn/a96100
Transportation index94100100
Utilities index111103100

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  • The cost of living in Altoona is 1% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Altoona is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Altoona is equal to 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$46,875$3,906$1,094$1,406
Renters$0$0$0$0

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemAltoonaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.78$16.098.1%
Beauty Salon $41.60$37.3311.4%
Toothpaste $2.49$2.451.8%
Shampoo $0.93$1.007.0%
Movie $10.59$10.283.0%
Bowling $5.28$4.937.0%

Groceries

ItemAltoonaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.03$3.805.9%
Fried Chicken $1.23$1.4012.1%
Milk $2.43$2.0121.2%
Potatoes $3.74$3.0124.1%
Pizza $8.59$9.8913.1%
Beer $10.34$8.9016.2%

Health Care

ItemAltoonaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $79.06$102.1622.6%
Doctor $79.27$108.3626.8%
Dentist $79.99$92.5313.6%
Ibuprofen $10.31$9.2811.1%
Lipitor $449.88$425.825.6%

Housing

ItemAltoonaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,009.92$1,202.4416.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemAltoonaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.245.4%
Tire Balancing $43.13$46.296.8%

Utilities

ItemAltoonaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$181.04$165.969.1%
Phone $32.85$28.6814.5%
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.
Pittman, FL26398-2%
Lake Mack-Forest Hills, FL54179-21%
Lake Kathryn, FL1,07779-21%
Pine Lakes, FL62383-17%
Astor, FL1,56084-16%
Altoona, FL4298-2%

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Naomi, PA421033%
Annada, MO4281-19%
Friendship, OK4294-6%
Todd Mission, TX4289-11%
Skedee, OK4297-3%
Altoona, FL4298-2%
Source: The Altoona, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.