Tampa, FL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
97
Tampa's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
218 out of 458
In Florida
2,808 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Tampa is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Tampa, FL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Tampa has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Florida, Tampa has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Florida's index of 99.

The standard of living in Tampa ranks as #2,809 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Florida. By definition, that implies Tampa ranks as the #3,597 most expensive place in the Sunshine State.

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Tampa Cost Of Living Vs. Florida

Living Expense Tampa Florida National Average
Overall 97 99 100
Services 95 99 100
Groceries 104 105 100
Health 103 100 100
Housing 96 96 100
Transportation 99 98 100
Utilities 90 102 100
For more reading on cost of living around Florida, check out:
Tampa Cost of Living Vs. FL

Tampa, 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.

$238,900
Median Home Value
$1,131
Median Rent
$53,833
Median Income
Statistic Tampa Florida United States
Median Home Value $238,900 $215,300 $217,500
Median Rent $1,131 $1,175 $1,062
Median Income $53,833 $55,660 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.4x 3.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.25x 0.2x

Detailed Tampa Services Costs Vs. Florida

Item Tampa Florida
Shampoo $1.01 $1.01
Movie $12.08 $10.72
Bowling $18.0 $13.86

Detailed Tampa Groceries Costs Vs. Florida

Item Tampa Florida
Ground Beef $4.93 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.79 $1.4
Milk $2.63 $1.96

Detailed Tampa Health Costs Vs. Florida

Item Tampa Florida
Haircut $14.3 $17.49
Beauty Salon $36.87 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.16 $2.32

Detailed Tampa Transportation Costs Vs. Florida

Item Tampa Florida
Potatoes $3.79 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $9.39 $9.23
Optometrist $82.0 $106.34
Doctor $114.0 $115.25
Dentist $113.3 $98.38

Detailed Tampa Utilities Costs Vs. Florida

Item Tampa Florida
Gasoline $2.51 $2.59
Tire Balancing $52.46 $48.9
All Electricity $134.94 $167.6
Phone $186.69 $163.42

Tampa SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
6
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Tampa

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Tampa
Palm Harbor, FL 62,310 99 1.0x
Pinellas Park, FL 52,857 90 0.9x
Valrico, FL 37,980 103 1.1x
Egypt Lake-Leto, FL 37,704 91 0.9x
Carrollwood, FL 35,686 100 1.0x
Lake Magdalene, FL 30,805 98 1.0x
East Lake-Orient Park, FL 29,346 87 0.9x
Citrus Park, FL 27,026 99 1.0x
Temple Terrace, FL 26,539 97 1.0x
Bloomingdale, FL 24,446 105 1.1x

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