Imperial 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.
IndexImperialLakelandFlorida
Cost of living index919299
IndexImperialLakelandFlorida
Goods & Services index979799
Groceries index100100105
Health care index989898
Housing index677096
Transportation index106106100
Utilities index116116103

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  • The cost of living in Imperial is 8% lower than the Lakeland average.
  • The cost of living in Imperial is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Imperial is 33% 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)
Household$38,276$3,190$893$1,148

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemLakelandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.87$16.0913.8%
Beauty Salon $34.72$37.337.0%
Toothpaste $2.71$2.4510.6%
Shampoo $1.01$1.000.9%
Movie $11.59$10.2812.7%
Bowling $6.14$4.9324.5%

Groceries

ItemLakelandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.22$3.8011.0%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.401.4%
Milk $2.51$2.0125.0%
Potatoes $3.63$3.0120.5%
Pizza $9.19$9.897.0%
Beer $9.42$8.905.9%

Health Care

ItemLakelandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.81$102.1613.1%
Doctor $110.98$108.362.4%
Dentist $92.29$92.530.3%
Ibuprofen $9.14$9.281.5%
Lipitor $394.89$425.827.3%

Housing

ItemLakelandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $109,300.00$184,700.0040.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $827.55$1,202.4431.2%
Apartment Rent $890.00$949.006.2%

Transportation

ItemLakelandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.15$2.244.0%
Tire Balancing $58.96$46.2927.4%

Utilities

ItemLakelandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.49$165.9612.3%
Phone $43.34$28.6851.1%
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.
Bradley Junction, FL37781-19%
Zephyrhills South, FL4,89482-18%
Mulberry, FL3,92584-16%
Wahneta, FL4,70082-18%
Combee Settlement, FL6,46285-15%
Lakeland, FL102,71492-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
El Cajon, CA102,89413030%
Spring Hill, FL102,92993-7%
Rialto, CA102,41811616%
Lewisville, TX102,32799-1%
Davenport, IA102,30592-8%
Lakeland, FL102,71492-8%
Source: The Imperial, Lakeland, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.