Overall 12%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 30%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBellair-Meadowbrook TerraceFloridaNational
Cost of living8899100
Goods & Services9698100
Health care8499100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace is 11% lower than the Florida average
  • The cost of living in Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace is 12% lower than the national average
  • Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace housing is 30% 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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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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      The affordability of the housing market in Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, FL as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace homeowners, the median income is $52,723. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,230 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $39,381. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $919 for their rent related monthly costs.

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      Goods & Services

      ItemBellair-Meadowbrook TerraceNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.47$20.271.0%
      Beauty Salon $50.33$40.3924.6%
      Toothpaste $3.19$2.3635.1%
      Shampoo $1.00$1.087.1%
      Movie $11.98$10.999.0%
      Bowling $16.23$15.494.8%


      ItemBellair-Meadowbrook TerraceNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.71$4.309.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4022.0%
      Milk $2.61$2.2018.6%
      Potatoes $3.53$3.229.5%
      Pizza $9.43$10.7412.2%
      Beer $10.51$9.609.5%

      Health Care

      ItemBellair-Meadowbrook TerraceNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $70.00$109.7336.2%
      Doctor $76.25$118.3435.6%
      Dentist $95.47$100.945.4%
      Ibuprofen $11.68$9.9317.6%
      Lipitor $378.51$469.5319.4%


      ItemBellair-Meadowbrook TerraceNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $106,200.00$184,700.0042.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $971.06$1,229.6221.0%
      Apartment Rent $926.00$949.002.4%


      ItemBellair-Meadowbrook TerraceNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.68$2.711.0%
      Tire Balancing $30.40$51.8641.4%


      ItemBellair-Meadowbrook TerraceNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$159.06$170.846.9%
      Phone $191.90$187.182.5%
      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.

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      Source: The Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.