Cost Of Living In Florida

Published: 06th June 2008
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Joe black is an author and web designer. Visit his Cost Of Living Index By State website for more info on other states or for more information on the average cost of living in florida

Florida was at the top last year in cost of living increases mainly due to a 6.0% inflation rate. Rising fuel costs have been the catalyst for this, increasing 5.6% a quarter. Last year at this time gas backed down to under $3,00 a gallon. Fast forward one year and we are over $4.00 a gallon. But even more devastating to their standard of living is the 4.2% jump in food and beverage costs. The price of milk in some cities has risen as high as 4.9% per gallon. To make matters even worse Florida has a .6% sales tax. The average cost of a home in south Florida is $390,00 which is considerably higher than homes in the north which average around $240,00. Gas is back down to under $3,00 a gallon but not by much holding steady at around $2.90 a gallon. Electricity is currently 8.88 cents per kilo watt per hour. This is not too shabby compare to other major U.S.A cities. In Tampa rent ranges from about $740 to over $1,000 per month, depending on location. The average is $850 per month .Occupancy rates reached 98.1% in 2006. Tampa is one of the most highly occupied rental markets in Florida .Orlando's average is about $827, but ranges from about $700 to $1,100 per month. The median salary in Florida is $44,000. That's $35,000 for administrative office managers, $38,000 for store managers, $ 30,000 for administrative assistants, %55,00 for Software developers, and $59,000 for project managers. more Florida Cost Of Living statistics are available on my web site.

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