Overall 14%
Goods & Services 2%
Housing 48%
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.
IndexEast LakeFloridaNational
Cost of living11499100
Goods & Services9898100
Health care9898100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in East Lake is 15% higher than the Florida average
  • The cost of living in East Lake is 14% higher than the national average
  • East Lake housing is 48% 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

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      Goods & Services

      ItemEast LakeNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.08$18.6219.0%
      Beauty Salon $37.26$39.054.6%
      Toothpaste $2.82$2.3420.4%
      Shampoo $1.04$1.061.6%
      Movie $12.72$10.6819.1%
      Bowling $16.33$14.6711.3%


      ItemEast LakeNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.29$4.2225.4%
      Fried Chicken $1.74$1.3925.8%
      Milk $2.66$2.0529.6%
      Potatoes $3.51$3.296.6%
      Pizza $10.25$10.623.5%
      Beer $10.69$9.3813.9%

      Health Care

      ItemEast LakeNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $99.12$108.578.7%
      Doctor $99.22$116.1714.6%
      Dentist $105.57$99.136.5%
      Ibuprofen $10.59$9.689.5%
      Lipitor $441.72$466.925.4%


      ItemEast LakeNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $289,600.00$184,700.0056.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $896.52$1,197.4225.1%
      Apartment Rent $1,210.00$949.0027.5%


      ItemEast LakeNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.11$2.225.1%
      Tire Balancing $55.26$50.0710.4%


      ItemEast LakeNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$165.98$167.671.0%
      Phone $189.52$175.647.9%
      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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      Moon Lake, FL4,70883-17%
      New Port Richey, FL15,50384-16%
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      Holiday, FL20,45186-14%
      Beacon Square, FL6,97186-14%
      East Lake, FL32,04611414%

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      East Lake, FL32,04611414%
      Source: The East Lake, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.