Sanibel, FL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Sanibel's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Sanibel is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Sanibel, FL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Sanibel has an overall cost of living index of 168 which is 1.7x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Florida, Sanibel has a cost of living index that's 1.7x higher than Florida's index of 99.

The standard of living in Sanibel ranks as #6105 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Florida. By definition, that implies Sanibel ranks as the #301 most expensive place in the Sunshine State.

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Sanibel Cost Of Living Vs. Florida

Living Expense Sanibel Florida National Average
Overall 168 99 100
Services 109 99 100
Groceries 111 105 100
Health 108 100 100
Housing 309 96 100
Transportation 108 98 100
Utilities 97 102 100
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Sanibel, FL Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Sanibel Florida United States
Median Home Value $720,500 $196,800 $204,900
Median Rent $1,443 $1,128 $1,023
Median Income $102,135 $53,267 $60,293
Home Value To Income 7.1x 3.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.25x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Sanibel

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Sanibel
Cape Coral, FL 178,593 105 0.6x
San Carlos Park, FL 17,778 100 0.6x
Iona, FL 14,385 108 0.6x
Cypress Lake, FL 13,120 99 0.6x
Villas, FL 12,036 98 0.6x
Fort Myers Beach, FL 6,966 127 0.8x

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