Tampa, FL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
99
Tampa's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
231 out of 459
In Florida
3,027 out of 6,412
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 99 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 higher than Florida's index of 98.

The standard of living in Tampa ranks as #3,027 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Florida. By definition, that implies Tampa ranks as the #3,392 most expensive place in the Sunshine State.

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Tampa Cost Of Living Vs. Florida

Living Expense Tampa Florida National Average
Overall 99 98 100
Services 97 99 100
Groceries 105 107 100
Health 97 98 100
Housing 97 96 100
Transportation 100 102 100
Utilities 102 106 100
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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.

$254,600
Median Home Value
$1,178
Median Rent
$55,634
Median Income
Statistic Tampa Florida United States
Median Home Value $254,600 $232,000 $229,800
Median Rent $1,178 $1,218 $1,096
Median Income $55,634 $57,703 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.6x 4.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.25x 0.2x

Detailed Tampa Services Costs Vs. Florida

Item Tampa Florida
Shampoo $1.04 $1.06
Movie $12.72 $10.68
Bowling $16.33 $14.67

Detailed Tampa Groceries Costs Vs. Florida

Item Tampa Florida
Ground Beef $5.29 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.74 $1.39
Milk $2.66 $2.05

Detailed Tampa Health Costs Vs. Florida

Item Tampa Florida
Haircut $15.08 $18.62
Beauty Salon $37.26 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.82 $2.34

Detailed Tampa Transportation Costs Vs. Florida

Item Tampa Florida
Potatoes $3.51 $3.29
Pizza $10.25 $10.62
Beer $10.69 $9.38
Optometrist $99.12 $108.57
Doctor $99.22 $116.17
Dentist $105.57 $99.13

Detailed Tampa Utilities Costs Vs. Florida

Item Tampa Florida
Gasoline $2.11 $2.22
Tire Balancing $55.26 $50.07
All Electricity $165.98 $167.67
Phone $189.52 $175.64

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 61,787 100 1.0x
Pinellas Park, FL 53,486 93 0.9x
Valrico, FL 40,259 106 1.1x
Egypt Lake-Leto, FL 37,775 94 0.9x
Carrollwood, FL 35,360 100 1.0x
Lake Magdalene, FL 32,180 101 1.0x
East Lake-Orient Park, FL 29,750 89 0.9x
Citrus Park, FL 27,333 101 1.0x
Temple Terrace, FL 26,901 99 1.0x
Bloomingdale, FL 25,132 105 1.1x

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