South Brooksville cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexSouth BrooksvilleFloridaNational
Cost of living8799100
IndexSouth BrooksvilleFloridaNational
Goods & Services9599100
Groceries104105100
Health care103100100
Housing6496100
Transportation9998100
Utilities90102100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in South Brooksville is 12% lower than the Florida average
  • The cost of living in South Brooksville is 13% lower than the national average
  • South Brooksville housing 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$43,649$3,637$1,018$1,310
      Renters$17,917$1,493$418$538
      To approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in South Brooksville, FL, we can look at the percentage of income that is available to be spent on monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side, a consumer should not spend more than 28% of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36% of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in South Brooksville have a median income of $43,649. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,018 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $17,917, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $418.

      Florida Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Florida6%7.5%

      Florida Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemSouth BrooksvilleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $14.30$17.4918.2%
      Beauty Salon $36.87$38.173.4%
      Toothpaste $3.16$2.3236.2%
      Shampoo $1.01$1.010.2%
      Movie $12.08$10.7212.6%
      Bowling $18.00$13.8629.9%

      Groceries

      ItemSouth BrooksvilleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.93$3.9026.4%
      Fried Chicken $1.79$1.4028.2%
      Milk $2.63$1.9634.0%
      Potatoes $3.79$3.1819.1%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $9.39$9.231.7%

      Health Care

      ItemSouth BrooksvilleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $82.00$106.3422.9%
      Doctor $114.00$115.251.1%
      Dentist $113.30$98.3815.2%
      Ibuprofen $10.49$9.2613.3%
      Lipitor $425.48$466.478.8%

      Housing

      ItemSouth BrooksvilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $110,200.00$184,700.0040.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $897.78$1,273.3229.5%
      Apartment Rent $711.00$949.0025.1%

      Transportation

      ItemSouth BrooksvilleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.51$2.593.3%
      Tire Balancing $52.46$48.907.3%

      Utilities

      ItemSouth BrooksvilleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$134.94$167.6019.5%
      Phone $186.69$163.4214.2%
      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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Nobleton, FL17397-3%
      Lake Lindsey, FL4197-3%
      Istachatta, FL24597-3%
      Weeki Wachee, FL197-3%
      Wiscon, FL55977-23%
      South Brooksville, FL3,95987-13%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Huntingdon, TN3,95981-19%
      Three Oaks, FL3,95911111%
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      Goldstream, AK3,96012323%
      Belleair, FL3,95812121%
      South Brooksville, FL3,95987-13%
      Source: The South Brooksville, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.