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Overall 3%
Goods & Services 1%
Housing 13%
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. 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.
IndexTamaracFloridaNational
Cost of living9799100
Goods & Services9999100
Groceries106105100
Health care100100100
Housing8796100
Transportation10898100
Utilities98102100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Tamarac is 2% lower than the Florida average
  • The cost of living in Tamarac is 3% lower than the national average
  • Tamarac housing is 13% 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$46,263$3,855$1,079$1,388
      Renters$41,449$3,454$967$1,244
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Tamarac, FL, as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Tamarac homeowners, is $46,263. This would allow for a maximum of $1,079 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $41,449 which would result in a maximum of $967 to be spent on rental costs.

      Florida Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Florida6%7.5%

      Florida Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemTamaracNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.50$17.490.1%
      Beauty Salon $55.00$38.1744.1%
      Toothpaste $2.28$2.321.8%
      Shampoo $1.08$1.016.7%
      Movie $13.05$10.7221.7%
      Bowling $20.57$13.8648.4%

      Groceries

      ItemTamaracNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.49$3.9010.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.28$1.408.3%
      Milk $2.68$1.9636.6%
      Potatoes $3.99$3.1825.4%
      Pizza $9.62$10.397.4%
      Beer $10.09$9.239.3%

      Health Care

      ItemTamaracNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $121.67$106.3414.4%
      Doctor $98.00$115.2515.0%
      Dentist $101.40$98.383.1%
      Ibuprofen $11.49$9.2624.1%
      Lipitor $468.27$466.470.4%

      Housing

      ItemTamaracNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $127,700.00$184,700.0030.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,905.30$1,273.3249.6%
      Apartment Rent $1,227.00$949.0029.3%

      Transportation

      ItemTamaracNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.51$2.593.3%
      Tire Balancing $63.98$48.9030.9%

      Utilities

      ItemTamaracNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$158.03$167.605.7%
      Phone $185.34$163.4213.4%
      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.
      Franklin Park, FL1,03989-11%
      Pembroke Park, FL6,25989-11%
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      Watergate, FL3,52793-7%
      Lauderhill, FL70,45293-7%
      Tamarac, FL63,74797-3%

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      Source: The Tamarac, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.