According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Clearwater has an overall cost of living index of 98 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Florida, Clearwater has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Florida's index of 98.
The standard of living in Clearwater ranks as #2,890 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Florida. By definition, that implies Clearwater ranks as the #3,528 most expensive place in the Sunshine State.
|Living Expense||Clearwater||Florida||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Florida, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Clearwater|
|Palm Harbor, FL||61,787||100||1.0x|
|Pinellas Park, FL||53,486||93||0.9x|
|Citrus Park, FL||27,333||101||1.0x|
|Safety Harbor, FL||17,893||104||1.1x|