Oak Ridge 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.
IndexOak RidgeFloridaNational
Cost of living index8599100
IndexOak RidgeFloridaNational
Goods & Services index9399100
Groceries index97105100
Health care index89100100
Housing index6496100
Transportation index9198100
Utilities index98102100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Oak Ridge, FL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Oak Ridge, FL enjoy a cost of living index of 85. This index is 14% lower than the Florida average, and 15% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Oak Ridge, FL, the average cost of goods and services is 5% lower than it is in Florida, and it is 7% lower than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Oak Ridge is 14% lower than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in Oak Ridge is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Oak Ridge is 36% 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$36,165$3,014$844$1,085
Renters$29,416$2,451$686$883
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Oak Ridge, FL, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Oak Ridge, FL homeowners have a median income of $36,165. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $844 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $29,416, which means there is a maximum of $686 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Oak Ridge, FL is the Florida sales tax and Florida income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Florida sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Florida income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemOak RidgeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.20$17.4915.5%
Beauty Salon $44.00$38.1715.3%
Toothpaste $1.62$2.3230.2%
Shampoo $0.84$1.0117.0%
Movie $11.39$10.726.2%
Bowling $14.14$13.862.0%

Groceries

ItemOak RidgeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$3.9021.3%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.408.3%
Milk $2.04$1.964.0%
Potatoes $3.15$3.181.0%
Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
Beer $9.99$9.238.2%

Health Care

ItemOak RidgeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.33$106.3418.8%
Doctor $76.20$115.2533.9%
Dentist $97.50$98.380.9%
Ibuprofen $9.09$9.261.8%
Lipitor $474.20$466.471.7%

Housing

ItemOak RidgeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,900.00$184,700.0051.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $985.05$1,273.3222.6%
Apartment Rent $931.00$949.001.9%

Transportation

ItemOak RidgeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.46$2.595.0%
Tire Balancing $42.50$48.9013.1%

Utilities

ItemOak RidgeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.23$167.603.8%
Phone $183.84$163.4212.5%
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.
Lake Hart, FL20894-6%
Lake Buena Vista, FL394-6%
Bay Lake, FL4294-6%
Paradise Heights, FL63279-21%
Lake Butler city, FL2,18579-21%
Oak Ridge, FL22,68985-15%

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Maple Heights, OH22,68587-13%
Columbus, NE22,66890-10%
Eagle, ID22,71111818%
Taylors, SC22,71994-6%
Fuquay-Varina, NC22,7221011%
Oak Ridge, FL22,68985-15%
Source: The Oak Ridge, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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