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Overall 18%
Goods & Services 6%
Housing 52%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; 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.
IndexBowling GreenFloridaNational
Cost of living8299100
Goods & Services9498100
Groceries103106100
Health care9699100
Housing4896100
Transportation9899100
Utilities98105100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Bowling Green is 17% lower than the Florida average
  • The cost of living in Bowling Green is 18% lower than the national average
  • Bowling Green housing is 52% 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

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$42,188$3,516$984$1,266
      Renters$22,176$1,848$517$665

      Florida Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Florida6%7.5%

      Florida Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.77$20.2722.2%
      Beauty Salon $35.05$40.3913.2%
      Toothpaste $2.97$2.3625.7%
      Shampoo $1.06$1.081.5%
      Movie $11.64$10.995.9%
      Bowling $16.33$15.495.4%

      Groceries

      ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.02$4.3016.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4019.3%
      Milk $2.76$2.2025.3%
      Potatoes $3.28$3.221.9%
      Pizza $10.16$10.745.4%
      Beer $11.09$9.6015.5%

      Health Care

      ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $96.40$109.7312.1%
      Doctor $93.96$118.3420.6%
      Dentist $105.33$100.944.4%
      Ibuprofen $11.42$9.9315.0%
      Lipitor $442.31$469.535.8%

      Housing

      ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $75,900.00$184,700.0058.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $989.61$1,229.6219.5%
      Apartment Rent $610.00$949.0035.7%

      Transportation

      ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.54$2.716.4%
      Tire Balancing $53.96$51.864.1%

      Utilities

      ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$160.44$170.846.1%
      Phone $192.30$187.182.7%
      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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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Ona, FL651054.8%
      Fort Green Springs, FL3907525.0%
      Bradley Junction, FL3777821.9%
      Zolfo Springs, FL2,0598712.7%
      Fort Meade, FL5,8838217.9%
      Bowling Green, FL2,8978217.8%

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      Bowling Green, FL2,8978217.8%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.